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Youth Mental Health

Born This Way Foundation: Reaching Young People Directly

Susan Swearer, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

UN Addresses 'Overwhelming' Barriers Youth Face In Seeking Mental Health Help

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.01.2015 | Impact

The United Nations is addressing an issue that stigmatizes and causes discrimination against millions of children around the globe every day: mental h...

Book Excerpt: Post Mortem

Lynn Keane | Posted 08.23.2014 | Home
Lynn Keane

In writing Give Sorrow Words I wanted to invite readers to join me on my journey. My intention was to let our story unfold naturally, not be weighed down by statistics and research. However, it was also important that readers understand that there is never one reason in suicide.

Give Sorrow Words: Book Excerpt

Lynn Keane | Posted 08.16.2014 | Home
Lynn Keane

Writing about your child who has died is a deeply moving and profound experience. For over three years I wrote in the early morning hours before anyone was awake. I scribbled thoughts down in my car as I waited to pick up my daughter. The act of writing gave order to my newly chaotic life without my son.

A Kinder, Braver Mental Health World

Cynthia Germanotta | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Cynthia Germanotta

We believe there is a need for a new narrative, a new strategy, and new tools to construct more inviting and welcoming pathways into mental health treatment. The millenials and younger generation will drive badly needed "new rules" on de-stigmatizing mental illness.

Why Treatment Is Critical for Youth With Mental Illness

Michelle Roberts | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roberts

Childhood is supposed to be a time of curiosity, learning and growth. But children and teens with serious emotional or behavioral problems often miss out on these normal developmental phases.

Mental Illness #1 Cause Of Disability In Young People | Anne Harding | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living

Mental health problems such as depression account for nearly half of all disability among young people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to a n...

Mental Illness Is The Top Cause Of Disability In Youth | Kathleen Doheny | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living

By Kathleen Doheny In the report, researchers find three main causes of disability in those ages 10 through 24, says researcher Colin Mathers, PhD,...

Kids Of Deployed Soldiers Face More Mental Health Woes

Yahoo! News | Maureen Salamon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Children of deployed military face numerous stressors, including frequent moves, prolonged parental absences and the risk of a parent's death, the stu...