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 ...
If you know someone who has thought about ending their life by suicide, you realize how hard it is to know what to say or do about it. Are they just ...
​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 ...
An alarmingly large number of social media accounts are celebrating extreme thinness by uploading pictures of skeletal women, a new study has found. Research conducted by the University of Exeter has ...
Experts in teenage mental health say social media is a significant factor in a rising tide of anxiety among teenagers and adolescents. Some victims are so seized with anxiety they can’t ...
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 ...
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 ...
The effects of body image on self-esteem can be especially powerful during the teenage years. Although it’s perfectly normal to have negative thoughts and feelings towards yourself once in a while, ...
Day to day ups and downs are a normal part of adolescence, making it difficult to distinguish between normal teenage moodiness and depression. Teens might not always be able to articulate ...
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, ...
Are you concerned that someone you know may be at risk for suicide? Your first step in helping may be as simple as learning the FACTS or warning signs. The following ...
Being bullied or spending an excessive amount of time on the internet could increase the risk of teen suicides, according to a new study released today by the American Academy of ...
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 ...
The teenage years can be tough, and it’s perfectly normal to feel sad or irritable every now and then. But if these feelings don’t go away or become so intense that ...
Many young people face high levels of stress and confusion, along with family problems. When you throw in raging hormones, it sometimes seems more than a teen can handle. Perhaps it’s ...
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 ...
We all have that “inner critic” voice in our heads. This “inner bully” is that nagging and persistent voice, which tells us unkind or even downright mean things. Some people are ...
Depression can make you feel like you’re hollow from the inside. It’s the part of your problems you can’t easily talk about. It’s the emptiness you feel while you just stare ...
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 ...
If you’re over 12 and under 20, you already know: it’s not easy being a teen. And if you’re a teenager today, it’s actually harder than ever. Sure, there’s the age-old ...
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 ...
Everyone feels sad, depressed, or angry sometimes — especially when dealing with the pressures of school, friends, and family. But some people may feel sadness or hopelessness that just won’t go ...
Bullying stops us from being who we want to be, and prevents us from expressing ourselves freely, and might even make us feel unsafe. If you are bullied, say something! If ...