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Teen Depression

Childhood Is Broken in the Digital Age... Let's Fix It

Richard Freed | Posted 12.05.2016 | Parents
Richard Freed

Time magazine's November 7, 2016 cover story, "The Kids Are Not All Right," reveals that our children and teens are tormented by dangerously high rate...

Someday We'll All Be Free

Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Entertainment
Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq.

"Hang on to the world as it spins around/Just don't let the spin get you down/Things are moving fast/Hold on tight and you will last ... " -Donny Hath...

Goths Are More Likely To Be Depressed

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Growing up in Williamsburg, Virginia, Will was tormented by his peers starting at age 10. "The only solace I found was in being alone,” said Will, ...

Cyberbullying And Depression Go Hand In Hand, According To New Study

Posted 06.23.2015 | Health News

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: June 22, 2015 11:33am ET on LiveScience. Cyberbullying on social media is linked to depression in teenagers, a...

This Is What Teen Depression Looks Like

Elise Jamison | Posted 05.09.2015 | Teen
Elise Jamison

You know what I see when I picture depression? A blonde, blue-eyed teenage girl. She gets awesome grades, loves to paint, go to football games, drink Starbucks, Instagram and giggle with her friends.

Teens Are Blogging About Suicide on the Internet -- And No One Is Talking About It

Mandy Velez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandy Velez

Leelah's death was not solely due to those on Tumblr who knew her and didn't see or know to reach out to her -- because even if they did, Leelah obviously needed more help. But the nature of Tumblr as a dark place does make suicidal thoughts and warning signs too commonplace.

Why British Doctors Are Prescribing Apps To Tackle Teen Depression

Fast Company | Michael Grothaus | Posted 12.03.2014 | Home

Depression is the most common type of mental illness, affecting some 350 million people globally and contributing to other problems like obesity, card...

6 Remarkable Teens Who Are Crushing The Mental Illness Stigma

Posted 11.06.2014 | Teen

For years Madeline and Eva suffered in silence. Then they shared their secret with each other: “We have depression.” It was only the beginning of ...

10 Warning Signs Of Depression (And What To Do About It)

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

Do not allow "shame" to hold you back. You have nothing to be ashamed about. Depression affects millions of people each year and is treatable. But you must be willing to ask and accept help.

Why No Teen Should Feel Alone In This World

Natasha Lerner | Posted 04.05.2014 | Teen
Natasha Lerner

That night is still a blur, but I do remember one thing clearly: that feeling of not knowing where I was going, but knowing instinctively that I had to keep going. I felt like I was ruining everything, and everyone -- including myself.

This Is What Depression Really Feels Like

Elise Jamison | Posted 03.02.2014 | Teen
Elise Jamison

There is a humongous difference between temporary sadness and dissatisfaction with your life, and the sinking desperation that is depression. It sucks when you don't fit in, and you are lonely but that isn't depression.

I Waged A War Against Depression

Tanner Snider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Tanner Snider

Everything seemed out of control. My family had always felt safe, now it felt chaotic, random, uncontrolled. Looking back now, I see how that dark July day, a day so final, marked my beginning.

Study Reveals Why Some Teen Girls Are Depressed

Posted 05.15.2013 | Divorce

New research out of the UK's University of Bristol indicates that girls whose fathers were absent during their early childhood are more likely to beco...

My Sister Is Mentally Ill And I Can't Help Her

| Posted 03.17.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

It Took Me 17 Years to Love Myself

Michaela Klembara | Posted 05.07.2013 | Teen
Michaela Klembara

I've realized that sometimes you are tempted to think that everyone is perfect except for you, but in reality, no one is, no matter how much we want them to be. I was never going to be perfect -- and I'm okay with that.

#Cuttingforbieber, Alleged 4Chan Hoax, Trends On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.08.2013 | Teen

Following the release of photos suggesting that Justin Bieber was smoking marijuana at a party, the hashtag #cuttingforbieber -- a supposed protest ag...

Teen Gamers Better At Virtual Surgery Than Medical Residents (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 11.16.2012 | Teen

Here's some interesting news to tell Mom next time she reminds you to turn off your video game and start your homework: Scientists at University of Te...

How I Learned to Control My Anger

Hunter Willis | Posted 01.13.2013 | Teen
Hunter Willis

Coming from one of the worst environments since my parents divorce, I was in desperate need of help. I had just been thrown out of my high school for acting completely inappropriate, and having terrible fits of anger.

'I Lied About My Father's Abuse To Keep My Family Together'

| Posted 10.18.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Supporting Your Teen's Academic Success

Sandra Dupont | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Sandra Dupont

The following tips will help parents minimize their involvement and allow teens to take the lead in maximizing their own educational experience.

A Letter To Any Teen Who's Thinking About Suicide

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Nelson

I want to give you a big hug and tell you that it gets better, because it actually does. Hang on. There are people you may not even know yet who are waiting for you with open arms, and they will love you unconditionally. Trust me.

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Drug Abuse: 'Being A Celebrity Can Be Dangerous'

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.23.2012 | Latino Voices

Demi Lovato is in a really good place these days. The 19-year-old singer just released a new music video for her hit song, "Give Your Heart A Brea...

The New Blood Test That Can Diagnose Teen Depression

Posted 04.19.2012 | College

Northwestern Medicine scientist Eva Redei has developed the first blood test to diagnose major depression in teens -- a breakthrough that allows for s...

Happiness Lost: When Kids Take Their Lives

Randy Taran | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

If we fail to offer the skills of self-awareness, self-mastery, and resilience to this generation, we are leaving them disadvantaged and ill-equipped, with some in a precarious position as they try to find their way in this increasingly high-stress world.

How To Help Your Teen Cope With Depression

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.02.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My daughter seems quite depressed. She takes it out in ways like being lazy, not wanting to do anything... sits in her room... is irrit...