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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens [downloadable]

Does your child go through extreme changes in mood and behavior? Does your child get much more excited or much more irritable than other kids? Do you notice that your child goes through cycles of extreme highs and lows more often than other children? Do these mood changes affect how your child acts at school or at home?

Some children and teens with these symptoms may have bipolar disorder, a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and day-to-day functioning. With treatment, children and teens with bipolar disorder can get better over time. Read more ›


Questions and Answers About Suicide [downloadable]

nimh-q-and-aThe National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) answers questions about suicide and suicidal thoughts/behaviors in young people including risk factors, warning signs, resources, social media, reporting on suicide, and prevention. Read more ›

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Youth Suicide Prevention: Risk & Protective Factors [downloadable]

sslogo-greyscaleThe Safe Schools Coalition serves a world-wide constituency to reduce bias-based bullying and violence in schools and to help schools better meet the needs of sexual minority youth and children with sexual minority parents/guardians locally, nationally and internationally, by… Read more ›

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Ninety-Nine Tips for Talking with Your Teenager [downloadable]

parent and teenAdolescent Counseling Services teamed up with the Peninsula’s top mental health professionals to share their expertise on communication with teens.

Ninety-Nine Tips for Talking With Your Teenager is a free guidebook that  offers practical, concrete tips written by local therapists skilled in helping parents of young people ages eleven to nineteen years old. Read more ›

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Screening for Depression in Children and Adolescents: Consumer Guide [downloadable]

uspstf_bnr_logo_colorMajor depressive disorder (MDD) is severe form of depression that lasts longer than two weeks and interferes with a person’s ability to function at home, at school, and interact with friends and family.

In February 2016, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that physicians routinely screen children between 12 and 18 for major depressive disorder (MDD) “with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.” Read more ›

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New Guidelines for Media Use from the American Academy of Pediatrics [downloadable]

kids ipadToday, more than 30% of U.S. children first play with a mobile device when they still are in diapers, according to Common Sense Media. Furthermore, almost 75% of 13- to 17-year-olds have smartphones, and 24% admit using their phones almost constantly, according to the Pew Research Center.

The American Academy of Pediatrics convened Growing Up Digital: Media Research Symposium, from which a number of key messages for parents emerged. Read more ›

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Nurturing Social Emotional Learning in Young Children [downloadable]

toddler-Social and emotional learning (SEL) involves the processes through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Read more ›

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