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Teen Depression

Why British Doctors Are Prescribing Apps To Tackle Teen Depression

Fast Company | Michael Grothaus | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

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...

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 07.02.2012 | Gay 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...

'I Became So Depressed That I Stopped Going To School'

| Karen A., 16 | Posted 02.29.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at L.A. Youth, a nonprofit organization that uses media as a tool for young people to examine themselv...

Are Teen Boys Less Motivated Than Teen Girls?

AP | By MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

GOLD LAKE, Colo. -- They don't HAVE to get up. "Get out of bed, don't get out of bed," they're told. "But if you don't, you don't progress. It's up t...

How To Talk To 'Angry' Teens

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Traversing the psychological terrain between teenage dependence and young adult independence is fraught with anxiety, confusion and fear.

A Teen Drinking Gene?

Yahoo! | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Genetics appear to play a role in teens' use of heavy drinking to cope with negative feelings, a new study suggests....

Charm School 101 for the College Student: "I Own You" Said the Bully!

Tracey D. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tracey D. Smith

Shame on the bully that made you flinch, or brought fear into your happy heart without a hint of remorse. Shame on the bully that made you feel inade...

Study: Many Teens Believe They'll Die Young

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A surprising number of teenagers -- nearly 15 percent -- think they're going to die young, leading many to drug use, suicide attempts and other unsafe...