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International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 steps for parents to help keep teenagers away from drugs
  International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 steps for parents to help keep teenagers away from drugs
Posted inDrug Abuse

Parenting is not an easy task, especially when children reach adolescence and prefer to live lives their way. Studies show that teenagers and young adults are more vulnerable to substance abuse. Therefore, it is necessary that parents share experiences that can help prevent teens from indulging in drugs and alcohol. Worried guardians and family members […]

School exclusion can trigger long-term mental problems, finds study
  School exclusion can trigger long-term mental problems, finds study
Posted inMental Health

Children are prone to mental health problems. Researchers all over the world are busy studying factors that may result in adverse effects to the emotional health of children and adolescents. Now, a new study suggests that excluding children from school can cause them to suffer from prolonged psychological disorders. For the study titled “The Relationship […]

Don’t Be a Bully Month: How to deal with bullying at schools
  Don’t Be a Bully Month: How to deal with bullying at schools
Posted inBullying

Psychologists identify bullying as a kind of dysfunctional behavior that some people indulge in only for the purpose of self-protection. Bullying need not always be physical in nature. It may assume varied forms, including manipulation, humiliation, intimidation and isolation, among others. Bullying is usually done intentionally or consciously. Teenage bullying is prevalent in most schools […]

Dealing with alcohol abuse in teenagers
  Dealing with alcohol abuse in teenagers
Posted inAlcohol

Figures revealing teenage drinking patterns in America present a grim picture. Underage drinking is an enormous public health concern that parents and federal agencies are grappling with on a continual basis. Despite community-based health care workers and physicians persistently warning about the adverse effects of alcohol, most teenagers in the country continue to look at […]

US teen drug overdose death rate shoots 19% in a year, reports CDC
  US teen drug overdose death rate shoots 19% in a year, reports CDC
Posted indrug rehab

According to the latest figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics, the rate of overdose deaths involving teens aged 15 to 19 in the United States rose by 19 percent from 2014 to 2015. In 2014, there were around 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens, however, the […]

Teen suicide rates rising for both genders, says CDC study
  Teen suicide rates rising for both genders, says CDC study
Posted inRehab

Teen suicide is a major cause of concern in the United States. Latest figures published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that the number of teenagers taking their own lives in the country has been rising between 2007 and 2015. In a study titled “QuickStats: Suicide rates for teens aged 15-19 […]

Teen depression increases risk of violence, suggests study
  Teen depression increases risk of violence, suggests study
Posted inDepression

There are many reasons that may cause a teenager to get depressed. Statistics suggest that depression is the most common mental health disorder among adolescents in the United States. While the effects of the disorder may be myriad like its causes, a group of researchers has suggested how teen depression may aggravate the risk of […]

How to deal with binge eating disorder in teens
  How to deal with binge eating disorder in teens
Posted ineating disorders

  Sara’s mother often noticed large quantities of food missing from her kitchen. When she asked her teenaged daughter about it, she denied having any knowledge of the same. However, keeping a tab on Sara’s movements made her realize the truth behind frequent vanishing of food items. Later, Sara was diagnosed with binge eating disorder […]

Tendency to abuse marijuana during adolescence may result in depression in adulthood, finds study
  Tendency to abuse marijuana during adolescence may result in depression in adulthood, finds study
Posted inMarijuana

Marijuana is a popular drug in America. The legalization of cannabis for medical purposes by more than half of the U.S. states, coupled with the misconception that weed smoking does no harm, has led to the rampant use of the drug across the nation, especially among adolescents. Now, a new study has found that the […]

National Exercise with Your Child Week: Physical activity can help teens fight mental problems
  National Exercise with Your Child Week: Physical activity can help teens fight mental problems

These days a lot of emphasis is being laid on incorporating healthy habits such as daily exercise and nutritious food in one’s lifestyle. However, to maintain one’s physical health, it is not necessary to indulge in heavy workout programs. Daily exercises, such as jogging, swimming or cycling for 30 minutes, can go a long way […]

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