Experts are worried that impressionable teenagers may be influenced by social media or TV shows that ‘romanticise’ the act of suicide. THE grieving families of two California teenagers who committed suicide ...
Ryan Halligan spent the summer before his eighth-grade year in front of a computer talking to a girl on instant messenger. He was convinced she liked him. Sure, he had been ...
A study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Psychological Science finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed ...
Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative effects of such exposure appear to be temporary, vanishing for most teens ...
​As children grow into teenagers, it becomes more challenging for parents to know what they are thinking and feeling. When do the normal ups and downs of adolescence become something to ...
Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to take the steps that will help you to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far ...
Vincent Leone and Devon Neish are students at Charles W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville. Leone uses social media daily. Facebook and Snapchat are two of his favorites. “I like to ...
Greater numbers of Americans are depressed today than a decade ago, and the increase has been especially striking among adolescents, according to a study published online this week in the journal ...
The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s ...
Nina Langton had no right to be depressed. At least, that’s how she saw it. She had a great group of friends, lived in a prosperous neighborhood, and was close with ...
Know any teen boys who do just enough to get by? Who have time for YouTube but not homework or household chores? Who aren’t in real trouble, just disengaged? An “opt ...
Statistically, bullying and suicide go hand-in-hand, but there are other warning signs that a teen may be considering taking their own life. “The research is really clear that youth who report ...
Did you know that gender stereotyping has a lasting impact on children? In a new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers found a link between gender-specific expectations and ...
Your child can’t breathe. She is holding her chest. She is starting to hyperventilate. She wants to go to the hospital. She feels like she is dying. You panic. She panics. ...
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 ...