Although up to 20 percent of adolescents experience a depressive episode each year, the medical community has struggled to implement programs that effectively prevent depression. Researchers at the University of Illinois ...
What causes some adolescents to thrive while other teenagers struggle with substance abuse and mental health? Through years of research, the scientists who study development and the clinicians who treat troubled ...
High school students who get too little sleep are more likely than others to use drugs, drink alcohol or attempt suicide, U.S. researchers warn. And while teenagers need eight to 10 ...
Cicela Hernandez felt the stab of every cruel word. Harsh comments about the way she dressed or the hair on her legs, which was longer than many of the boys’ in ...
Teens are known to be moody. For parents and doctors, it can be tricky to tell the difference between normal adolescent emotions and depression. “I think it’s harder to detect depression ...
Today’s teens face more pressures than any generation before them. In addition to increasing academic demands, navigating physical changes and body image concerns, teenagers in the digital age are also expected ...
The continual evolution of technology makes it easy for teenagers to access new information and communicate with friends and family. Even though having the world at their fingertips offers knowledge and ...
Students who have a parent they can talk to about problems are much less likely to consider or attempt suicide, based on results from a 2017 survey of Boulder Valley middle ...
I spent a lot of time in therapy as a kid, for depression, among other things. On and off until I graduated high school, I’d “hang out” in the doctor’s office, ...
Teenage anxiety is a pretty common occurrence these days—and it’s not just the usual stress implicit in adolescence. Almost a third of teens have a full-fledged anxiety disorder, according to prevalence ...
If you’re headed back to school, chances are you’ve already made at least one checklist. Got your schedule? Check. What about your supplies? Check. Talked with friends about which classes you ...
For years, taking care of mental health has been important to Hickman High School juniors Erin Robinson and Alyssa Adolph. They have attended therapy since middle school. They have made connections ...
Eating disorders pose serious hazards to adolescents and young adults and are often hidden from family, friends and even doctors, sometimes until the disorders cause lasting health damage and have become ...
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sheela Raja joined the CBS 2 Morning Show to talk about helping your kids through back to school anxiety and how to connect more as a family. Here ...
“Children should be seen and not heard.” That was one of the prevailing parenting tips of past generations; we learned, young, not to share our thoughts, our feelings, our problems. If ...
In the wake of high profile deaths by suicide dominating the news this week, I’ve seen a lot of people reacting with shock and surprise. There’s been much discussion about how ...
Are you wondering if your employee, co-worker, or friend may be suffering from depression? The words he or she choose may provide a big clue. Obviously, if you’re not a medical ...
Rowan Blanchard was 14 years old when she made headlines for a social media post in which she shared that she struggles with depression. The activist and actor, then starring on ...
Teen stress and anxiety is a growing epidemic. One-third of adolescents report feeling anxiety to a significant degree, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and 62 percent of college ...
Teenagers: They’re complex creatures. You couldn’t pay most of us to relive our teenage years — and probably with good reason. I bet if you thought back to your experience as ...
New Jersey has beefed up efforts to prevent suicide in schools and on college campuses in recent years, and the rate of these tragic deaths remains well below the national norm. ...
High school is nothing like it used to be. That’s the message of “Undercover High,” a documentary series on A&E that follows seven adults who pose as students for a semester ...
Teen depression is a hidden mental health crisis, but it’s one that most parents probably never even consider. According to the CDC, one in five kids has been diagnosed with some ...
I came home from school that day extremely overwhelmed. I was constantly worrying about everything under the sun, and I didn’t really understand how to control it. I felt as if ...
Talk to any parent of a teen these days and the topic is sure to come up: Is it bad that they’re spending so much time on their phones? This question ...
Approximately 3.1 million individuals in the United States aged 12–17 had a major depressive episode in 2016. That equates to more than 1 in 8 adolescents. Of these, around 2.2 million ...
Accessing mental-health services in the North can be an intimidating ordeal — especially as a young person. But after a recent experience with the system himself, one Yellowknife high school student ...
What helps and hurts the teenage brain? A revolutionary new study hopes to find out how kids’ minds are shaped during this crucial and turbulent stage of life. Researchers are following ...
Haley Whitmore had a simple idea for her senior Girl Scout project. She’d “start a conversation” among her peers about mental health. “Being a Girl Scout is about who I am ...
Talk therapy can be a cost-effective way to treat teens with depression who don’t take or stop using antidepressants, a new study finds. Antidepressants are typically used to treat depression, but ...