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Resources Tagged With: teen mental health

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Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage? [downloadable]

mentalhealth579Even under the best of circumstances, it can be hard to tell the difference between challenging behaviors and emotions that are consistent with typical child development and those that are cause for concern. It is important to remember that many disorders like anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression, do occur during childhood. In fact, many adults who seek treatment reflect back on how these disorders affected their childhood and wish that they had received help sooner. Read more ›

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The Complicated Relationship Between Screen Time and Depression

depression and social media 576Some experts think that the rise in mental health problems in youth can be tied to an event in 2007: The introduction of the iPhone. Psychologist and author Jean M. Twenge wants us to believe that the “iGen”, the generation shaped by smartphones and social media use, born between 1995 and 2012 is “on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades.” Read more ›

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Mental Health Myths and Facts

Mental health 575Can you tell the difference between a mental health myth and fact? Learn the truth about the most common mental health myths. Read more ›

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Children’s Mental Health: Signs Your Child Is Struggling

mental health 572As a parent or caregiver, you want the best for your children or other dependents. You may be concerned or have questions about certain behaviors they exhibit and how to ensure they get help. Read more ›

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Eating Disorders — Anorexia, Binge Eating, and Bulimia

eatingdisorders571Eating disorders involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food. Read more ›

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Global Review Identifies Successful Mental Health Interventions for Teens

research561A global meta-analysis of mental health interventions for teenagers found the three most effective and consistent preventive approaches focused on interpersonal skills training, emotional regulation and alcohol and drug education. Read more ›

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Fight Flight Freeze – Anxiety Explained for Teens [video]

F3 or the Fight-Flight-Freeze response is the body’s automatic, built-in system designed to protect us from threat or danger. This video teaches teens how anxiety can trigger this normal biological response. Read more ›

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Anxiety Canada [web resource] [downloadable]

Anxiety Canada provides information to help understand anxiety in children, teens, and adults and practical tips, resources, and self-help tools to help manage anxiety. Read more ›

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health [downloadable]

LGBT resources 549Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGB) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Having a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important. Positive environments can help all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health. However, some LGB youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. Read more ›

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Adolescent Suicide Rate Hits 20-Year High

depression 545Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates the suicide rate for teens ages 15 to 19 is at its highest point in 20 years, and that suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for that age group. Read more ›

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