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The Mental Health Epidemic Among College Students

Rising Anxiety in College Students Fueling Mental Health Problems College students are in the vortex of changing times and few certainties. So it’s no wonder mental health professionals and college administrators have realized there’s an ‘epidemic’ on campuses. This epidemic doesn’t involve germs or vaccinations. It’s a mental health epidemic that arises from confusion, complex […]

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Digital Device Use Linked to ADHD in Teens

Frequent Use of Digital Devices Linked to ADHD in Teens A new study has found that teenagers who spend a lot of time on digital devices like smartphones checking social media and text messaging are more at-risk of developing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. The results of the two-year study by a team of […]

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Help Prevent Youth Suicide

Some Reasons for Teen Suicide Still a Mystery After several teen suicides in Palo Alto, California, the heart of Silicon Valley, where most young people have good schools, nice homes and bright futures, parents were grieving and searching for answers. One of the high school boys who took his own life during a 2009 through […]

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Unplugging: Happiest Teens Limit Screen Time

Unplugging from Technology Gives Teens Room for Real Happiness Teenagers are being emotionally slammed by technology. A new study links anxiety, severe depression, suicide attempts and suicide to the rise in the use of smartphones, tablets and other devices. These “connections” through technology are making teenagers disconnected from “real” relationships that include talking, listening, making […]

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Teen Suicide Linked to Smartphone Use

A disturbing increase in teen depression and suicide is being linked to their use of smartphones. A new study has found that these troubling mental health issues rose suddenly beginning in 2012, according to Jean Twenge, one of the researchers on the project. That year marks the the time when more than 50 percent of […]

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Colleges Increasing Support for Students with Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression Increasing in College Students College may be an adventure, a transition to independence and an opportunity for many kinds of enjoyment. But the pressures of juggling daily life, academics and even problems with their families back home, like a job loss or an illness, can push some college students into increased anxiety […]

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Teen Depression is Increasing Across the Country

Teen Depression Increasing Faster than Treatment Teenagers are expected to be irritable at times and often defiant as they develop independence and struggle to create their own identity. But the increasing rate of depression among teens seems to be something more than common moodiness that comes with adolescence and the shift to young adulthood. The […]

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Reducing Teen Violence with CBT

Innovative Therapy Group and Poetry Help Teens Deflect Violence Teenagers who live in violent neighborhoods have to live among fights, shootings and a community often teetering on the edge of anger. That knife edge of daily life can cause young people to over-react automatically, sometimes violently, when confronted with something like having their jacket stolen […]

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Troubling Statistics on Teen Mental Health

American Teens Are Struggling with Mental Health Issues in Alarming Numbers Adolescents today have a reputation for being more fragile, less resilient and more overwhelmed than their parents were when they were growing up. Parents, teachers and mental health experts are searching for the reasons and have come up with a few possible factors that […]

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