If you met Jordan, you might be surprised to learn that the teen has bipolar disorder. President of his senior class and lead actor in the school play, Jordan is outgoing, ...
They say it is a period of whirlwinds when adolescence hits an individual. This is a time when everything seems to run amok; mentally and emotionally, physically as well. As parents, ...
Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the changes of puberty to questions about who they are and where they fit in. With all this turmoil and uncertainty, it isn’t always ...
Are you the parent of a depressed teen? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2015 an estimated 3 million teens in ...
Research shows that approximately 90% of people who have died by suicide were suffering from a mental illness at the time. The most common mental illness reported was depression. Impulsivity and ...
Life is full of amazing, beautiful things for us to enjoy. But life can also suck sometimes. Hard stuff happens, and we get down about it. Friends leave us or betray ...
Suicidal behavior in teens can lead to tragic consequences. And, with teen suicide as the third leading cause of adolescent death, it is important to realize the stakes in preventing teen ...
The statistics on teen suicide are incredibly sobering. According to the CDC, an average of 8 percent of American teens will attempt suicide every year. It’s the second leading cause of ...
A psychiatrist is urging parents to devote more time to their children as cases of teenage depression in the country have increased by up to 75% in the last 25 years. ...
Teen smokers are more prone to experience depression, according to a new scientific study published in the academic journal “Drug and Alcohol Dependence.” The research also suggests that the frequency of ...
Stressed, panicky and worried or down, listless and pessimistic — they seem like dissimilar states of mind. But anxiety and depression are more closely related than you’d suspect, and many people ...
Unsocial media… How many hours do you burn every single week scrolling down social media timelines, and how does this actually make you feel? A recent study highlighted how comparing yourself ...
Today’s teen smokers may have worse mental health than teen smokers of years past: The group has experienced a spike in depression in recent years, according to a new study. Researchers ...
It is common for many people to experience a low point in their life, some sadness and some form of loneliness, which can be described as depression. Although depression can be ...
Depression has increased from 8.7 percent to 11.3 percent among youth 12 to 20 years of age in the past 10 years, according to research published in the November Journal of ...
Every day is a challenge. I wake up with a nervous stomachache. I get dressed and put on my mascara, trying to hold the brush tightly with shaky hands. I try ...
Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more at risk for alcohol and marijuana use, concludes the results of research published this month in the Journal of Adolescent Health. This ...
There is an angst, depression and hopelessness plaguing our young people. Teen suicide is the second-leading cause of death among those ages 10 to 24 nationwide. It has surpassed motor vehicle ...
Mental illness, like physical illness, needs treatment. Stigma and the fear of judgment can force a young person into silence. Hiding depression is common. Untreated teen depression can lead to self-medication ...
Are you the parent of a depressed teen? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2015 an estimated 3 million teens in ...
I recently met with a friend whose daughter committed suicide. Her daughter was a recovering alcoholic, and an argument with her significant other pushed her back towards drinking, and in the ...
January is known for being the peak month for folks suffering from depression symptoms.And now a recent study is showing the number of teens who suffer from depression is growing, and ...
January is known for being the peak month for people suffering from depression, and that includes teenagers. A recent study shows depression in teens is on the rise, and many are ...
Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game ...
There is an angst, depression and hopelessness plaguing our young people. Teen suicide is now the second leading cause of death in youth between the ages 10-24 nationwide. It has surpassed ...
It’s that time of year when all the magazines and posts on social media talk about “Be who you want to be,” “Now is your time to shine,” “This is your ...
The recent suicide of Grace Loncar and the subsequent death of her heart broken father has haunted me since I first read of her death. As high school counselors, my colleagues ...
Donna Besler-Tatem of Canandaigua received a horrifying phone call. Her son Brennan Tatem, a 19-year-old Pepperdine University sophomore in Malibu, California, had taken his life by hanging himself. Two years later, ...
There are two sides to every story. Ellie Newton has bravely taken to social media to share the two-sides of her mental illness. Ellie was bullied while at school because of ...
When parents have a history of depression, teens are at greater risk for developing the disorder themselves, and signs of being irritable, anxious and fearful may precede a first episode of ...