Communication Tips For Parents

Author: American Psychological Association (APA) Be available for your children Notice times when your kids are most likely to talk–for example, at bedtime, before dinner, in the car–and be available. Start the conversation; it lets your kids know you care about what’s happening in their lives. Find time…

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Teenage Anger

Author: Psych Central Teen anger takes many forms. It may be expressed as indignation and resentment, or rage and fury. It is the expression of teenage anger — the behavior — that we see. Some teens may repress their anger and withdraw; others may be more defiant and…

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Warning Signs of Suicide

Author: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Suicide can be prevented. While some suicides occur without any outward warning, most people who are suicidal do give warnings. Prevent the suicide of loved ones by learning to recognize the signs of someone at risk, taking those signs seriously and…

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Depression in Teens and Children

Author: Dr. Kalman Heller Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the country and it is on the rise as one of the most serious health concerns facing us. The irony is that it is also one of the most treatable disorders, through psychotherapy…

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Males With Eating Disorders

Author: Abigail Natenshon The Eating disorders were once thought to be women’s diseases. No longer. The number of men with symptoms of eating disorders has doubled in past decade. New research out of the University of Toronto shows that 1 of every 6 people who qualified for a…

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Teenage Cutting: A Trend on the Rise

Author: Cutting is an increasingly popular behavior among teens—and it doesn’t mean skipping classes, anymore. Cutting, with a paper clip, scissors, pen or other sharp object on the skin, is just one of a number of self-injurious behaviors that kids use to hurt themselves.