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Teen Mental Health

Bullying Preceded Many LGBTQ Youth Suicides

Sitting Around Harmful To Teens’ Mental Health

The world has spent much of 2020 stuck indoors avoiding the coronavirus pandemic. While some children may enjoy the time off from going to school and other responsibilities, it may not be the best thing for their mental health. A study looking at the mental health of children found that even an hour of light activity each day can lower their risk for depression entering adulthood. Read more ›

Some LGBTQ Young People Face Rejection From Families in Lockdown

Staying home and sheltering in place can be stressful for everyone. But for some college students who identify as LGBTQ, returning to family environments can be very difficult and even psychologically damaging, psychologists say. Read more ›

Supporting Teens during Shelter in Place [presentation] [video]

Teens thrive on their social connections, so living with shelter in place can be especially hard for them. How can you as a parent support your teen ensuring that they shelter in place for their own safety but allow them the independence they need at this point in their lives? Read more ›

Study Finds Rising Rate of Mental Health Visits Among Youth to Emergency Departments

While the number of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits across the nation has remained stable over the last 10 years, visits for mental health disorders have risen 60% and the rate of visits for deliberate self-harm have increased 329%. Read more ›

CHC Offers New Process Groups for Teens and Young Adults

Join us as we figure out how to cope in place.

Gain support and increase connection with peers.
Learn skills to cope with current stressors and experiences.
Led by Christine Pearston, PsyD and Anna Parnes, PhD. Read more ›

Anywhere USA: Addressing the Teen Mental Health Epidemic

Written by Dawn Foreman, coordinator of marketing, communications and community engagement for the Cambrian School District in San Jose

By seventh grade, Zachary Nimmo had meticulously mapped out his future to the tiniest detail — take every engineering course offered at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, attend Las Positas Community College for two years, transfer to Cal Poly to earn an engineering degree, then move to Seattle. His friends called him a hybrid — an excellent soccer and lacrosse athlete and a self-proclaimed geek — passionate about computers, coding and comic books. But something started to change in eighth grade, and his parents were concerned with his darkening behavior. Read more ›

As Youth Suicides Climb, Anguished Parents Begin To Speak Out

Alec Murray was 13. He enjoyed camping, fishing and skiing. At home, it was video games, movies and books. Having just completed middle school with “almost straight A’s,” those grades were going to earn him an iPhone for his upcoming birthday.

Instead, he killed himself on June 8 — the first day of summer break. Read more ›

Coronavirus Resources for Teens and Young Adults [web resource]


DoSomething.org— a not-for-profit organization exclusively for young people—is dedicated to to making real-world impact through volunteering, civic action campaigns and social change. DoSomething has recently assembled COVID-19 resources to help teens and young adults stay healthy and fight anxiety. Read more ›

With Senior Year In Disarray, Teens And Young Adults Feel Lost. Here’s How To Help

For many young people sheltering at home means missing milestones and public recognition of their achievements. This is especially true for seniors graduating from high school and college. Read more ›

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