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Preventing Suicide in Youth

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Just recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase in depression and suicide in teens. In fact, the number of teens who say they have had persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness rose from 28.5% in 2007 to 31.5% in 2017. Even worse, more students confessed they had seriously considered suicide

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Teen Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month, which makes it a great time to become more informed about mental illnesses. Arming ourselves with the facts can be the first step in reducing our teen’s risks and also in eliminating the stigma around mental illness. Probably the most important things for any parent to know is that mental illness is more common than

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Teen Depression

Depression is a medical condition affecting someone’s moods or emotions. It can cause both psychological and physical symptoms, and it is not an attitude that someone can control. About 1 in 5 teens suffers with depression. When teen depression goes untreated, the outcome may be serious, and result in poor performance at school, troubled relationships, increased rates of substance abuse,

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