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Assessing Suicide Risk in Troubled Teens

Assessing Suicide Risk in Adolescents
Assessing suicide risk in teens is a very serious task that should only be conducted by professional therapeutic practitioners. Be that as it may, before assessment, we strongly recommend that parents of a depressed, struggling adolescent be aware of their child’s symptoms and, most importantly, know the signs of suicidal ideation. Of course, the consequences of a parent “not knowing…
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Fake Xanax AKA ‘Super Pills’ 50 Times Stronger Than Heroin Kills 9 in Florida

 Fake Xanax, AKA ‘Super Pills’ is 50 times stronger than heroin and has killed nine in Florida
Partying teenagers and young adults beware: There is a deadly, counterfeit Xanax pill being sold on the streets of Florida. The fake Xanax is believed to contain a lethal dose of Fentanyl – a super, pain-killer some 50 times stronger than heroin – and synthetic Xanax.
The super drug, which hit the streets only three months ago, has…
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Teenage Bullying: a Global Epidemic

Teenage Bullying, A Global Issue
Pop Quiz: What do American children have in common with the children of Pakistan, Uganda, and Sierra Leonne?
Answer: Fear of constant bullying
Believe it or not, bullying is a global issue, even in war-torn areas such as the ones listed above. In fact, UNICEF conducted a portal U-report that included 100,000 teens from developing 3rd world nations, such as Mozambique, Swaziland, Mali, Guinea, and Zam…
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Is Your Teen Abusing Drugs and Alcohol? 10 Signs to Look Out For

There seems to be an ever-increasing epidemic of our nation’s youth using and abusing drugs or alcohol. Raising a struggling teen who self-medicates through abusing drugs or alcohol is every parent’s worst nightmare.
Pay Attention to The Signs of Teenage Drug Use
If you are a parent of a struggling teen, it is imperative to catch drug use early on to spare your child from a life of regret and despair. Below, are ten warning sig…
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New Personality Disorders Caused By The Internet And How We Can Help

The Internet Is Linked To A Rise In Personality Disorders
The internet has evolved into an ever-present part of our world. This rise in popularity has brought about an increase in the number of personality disorders. These disorders range from mild to very destructive and have not been seen by medical professionals until just the past few years.
One of the disorders labeled ‘Nomophobia’ which is abbreviated from ‘no-mobile-phobia’. Th…
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Kids With ADHD Do Better With Therapy First

Early behavior therapy can significantly help children with A.D.H.D. This is according to a May 2016 report by the CDC. In fact, the CDC is now calling on more doctors to recommend behavior therapy for young kids with ADHD.
“Behavior therapy gives these children a better chance,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy at the CDC, in a recent news conference. “It not only helps to improve symptoms in young children w…
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How The End Of Adolescence Can Feel Overwhelming

Adolescence can be a wonderful time of exploration and growth, but the end of adolescence can be extremely stressful and overwhelming for some teens, namely due to a few umbrella issues that impact teens today. Let’s explore them:
Teen Depression
Teen depression is extremely common. It is typically during the adolescent years that one begins to feel overwhelmed with the pressures around them, like graduating high school, taking up a c…
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Children React Physically To Stress From Their Social Networks

Research Proves Social Media Impact On Youth
Research from a study conducted at the University of Missouri-Columbia shows a strong relationship between social networks and the stress it creates in children. Children and adolescents react physically to the stress social networks cause and it is believed to have important physiological consequences for the mental health of youth.  Determination of social networks and their impact on…
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