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My Mental Health: Do I Need Help? [downloadable]

First, determine how much your symptoms interfere with your daily life.  This fact sheet from the National Institute of Mental Health offers some guidance and next steps. Read more ›

Computerized Screening May Help Identify Youth at Risk for Suicide

Suicide rates for adolescents have risen over the past two decades. In 2019, nearly 1,600 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 died by suicide. Only about 40% of adolescents who die by suicide have been treated for a mental health concern. To help ensure that at-risk youth receive help, it is important to screen broadly for suicide risk. Read more ›

NIH Study Links Neighborhood Conditions to Adolescent Sleep Loss

Conditions such as loud noise and few trees in neighborhoods seem to affect how much sleep adolescents get, according to a study in the journal Sleep. In a second study, researchers measured young people’s brainwaves to observe the troublesome effects of sleep loss on memory and cognitive function. Read more ›

NIH Director’s Advice for Planning Your Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health

With the holiday season fast approaching and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surging in most parts of the country, millions of Americans—including me and my family—will break with tradition this year to celebrate in ways that we hope will help to keep us all safe and healthy. Granted, this may present some difficult emotional and logistical challenges, but I’m confident that the American can-do spirit will rise to meet those challenges. Read more ›

7 Tips to Manage Stress and Improve Your Quality of Life

As recent months have demonstrated, stress is unavoidable. Now more than ever, it’s important to understand stress and how we can manage it. While stress can be beneficial, too much of it can be harmful. Read more ›

Manage Stress and Build Resilience

It’s hard to avoid stress. Work, money, current events, and the hassles of everyday life are just a few of the things that can cause stress. Long-term, or chronic, stress is linked to several health conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and anxiety.

It’s important to learn how to manage stress so it doesn’t overwhelm you. Read more ›

Finding Reliable Health Information Online

Many people get health information from the internet. But not every online source is reliable. How do you know whether you can trust the health information you find? There are many signs you can look for. Read more ›

NIH Study Suggests Children of Mothers With PCOS May Be at Higher Risk for Anxiety, ADHD

Children born to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at higher risk for anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and behavioral problems, compared to children whose mothers do not have the infertility disorder, according to National Institutes of Health researchers. Read more ›

Play to Learn: Structured Play Is Important to Your Child’s Development [downloadable]

Allowing your child to play is a must! A healthy balance between children playing on their own and having structured play with parents is important for early learning and development. Read more ›

Adventures in Parenting: How to Be a More Effective, Consistent, Active, and Attentive Parent [downloadable]

Adventures in Parenting, a downloadable booklet produced by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), addresses certain struggles and trials of parenting and highlights some of its many rewards. The information is based on decades of research on parenting, as well as the experiences of actual parents and experts in parenting. Read more ›

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