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Teen Mental Health

I'm 17 With An Anxiety Disorder -- And I Deserve Better

Kamrin Baker | Posted 03.31.2015 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

I'm tired of having to walk someone through a panic attack over text. Not because I don't want to help them, but because they deserve better than "take deep breaths and think of puppies."

6 Ways To Stop Negative Self-Talk

ShimmerTeen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

Sometimes, it can be extreme, making you unnecessarily insecure, taking jabs at your confidence and making you question your abilities to achieve your dreams. Obviously, that's not ideal. So what can you do about it?

9 Celebrity Quotes That Will Change The Way You View Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Teen

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 50 percent of mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 75 percent develop by age 24. Unfort...

This Is What Teen Depression Looks Like

Elise Jamison | Posted 03.09.2015 | 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.

Born This Way Foundation: Reaching Young People Directly

Susan Swearer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Susan Swearer, Ph.D.

Traditional mental-health delivery methods that we think are appropriate, like telephone hotlines and self-help books, may not actually be useful or effective for young people. Born This Way Foundation is committed to listening to young people themselves and connecting them with the resources they prefer to use.

Waking Up to Our Teenage Sleep Problem

Tom Allon | Posted 12.28.2014 | New York
Tom Allon

There are some problems in society that are irrefutable and also relatively easy to fix. We sometimes fool ourselves by saying that these issues are p...

Mental Illness Can Touch Anyone: Help Should Reach Everyone, Too

Traci Donnelly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Traci Donnelly

Mental health problems can be isolating and crippling even for people who can pay for the best care. By making mental health care difficult to afford, we create additional, often insurmountable obstacles for people who are already struggling at the margins.

5 Ways to Set Up Your Teen for Adult Success: With 'Submarine Parenting'

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Onlookers might see the submarine parent as detached, disengaged, or uninvolved, however the opposite is true. Submarine parents practice "parenting with intention."

Do We Really Care About the Mental Health of Our Teens?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.02.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We need to start a movement where annual mental health assessments are required. I would be more than delighted to be a part of this movement. Why does a mental health issue need to be immobilizing before it is dealt with?

Ontario Town Devastated By Suicides

CBC | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

Residents of Pembroke, Ont., are devastated and looking for answers after three teenagers committed suicide over the last four months. ...