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Childhood Is Broken in the Digital Age... Let's Fix It
Dr. Richard Freed
Psychologist, author, and speaker on parenting in the age of d...
Mending a Broken Childhood I have previously written that our kids' overuse of playtime technologies is leading to a generation
Someday We'll All Be Free
Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq.
Believer. Husband. Father. Attorney. University Professor. Hip...
The project arose from Dr. Anderson's desire to share his experience working under the tutelage of the late great Richard
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Goths Are More Likely To Be Depressed
Cyberbullying And Depression Go Hand In Hand, According To New Study
This Is What Teen Depression Looks Like
16-year-old from Canfield, Ohio
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.
Teens Are Blogging About Suicide on the Internet -- And No One Is Talking About It
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Leelah's death was not solely due to those on Tumblr who knew her and didn't see or know to reach out to her -- because even if they did, Leelah obviously needed more help. But the nature of Tumblr as a dark place does make suicidal thoughts and warning signs too commonplace.
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Depression is the most common type of mental illness, affecting some 350 million people globally and contributing to other
'We Have Depression'
Fired up, they wrote an essay about it and sent it off to big-time newspapers. To their surprise, The New York Times agreed
10 Warning Signs of Depression (And How to Eliminate It From Your Life)
Inquisitive, curious, and creative writer and seeker of knowle...
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
15-year-old living in New York City
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.
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This Is What Depression
16-year-old from Canfield, Ohio
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.
When Suicide Strikes: How One Teen Wages War Against Depression
High school senior from southwestern Indiana
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.
Teen Depression In Girls Linked To Absent Fathers In Early Childhood
New research out of the UK's University of Bristol indicates that girls whose fathers were absent during their early childhood
'The Burden Of A Suicidal Sister'
Tina frowned, and looked at me. “That’s great! Your face looks a little fuller too,” my mom responded. Tina obsessed over
It Took Me 17 Years to Love Myself
High school student
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.
'Cutting For Bieber' Twitter Hoax Allegedly Started By 4Chan
"Ideas are as contagious as germs," she said. Insensitivity aside, there are bigger problems with such a prank. Perhaps unsurprisingly
Video Game Effects: Teen Gamers Better At Virtual Surgery Than Medical Residents (WATCH)
Are you a gamer? What sort of skills do you think it helps you acquire -- if any? Sound off in the comments below or tweet
How I Learned to Control My Anger
15 year old from Westchester, NY
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.
Abusive Fathers: A Teenage Daughter Asks, 'Should I Forgive Him?'
Reprinted with permission from Youth Communication. I hated him, and I started to feel like I was worth nothing and like
Supporting Your Teen's Academic Success
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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
Writer, Reader and Defender of Unicorns
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' (VIDEO)
Lovato says it wasn't hard for her to get drugs. “Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs,” she says
Teen Depression Can Be Diagnosed With New Blood Test, Northwestern University Says
“Right now depression is treated with a blunt instrument,” Redei, who published her finding in Translational Psychiatry this
Happiness Lost: When Kids Take Their Lives
Founder of projecthappiness.org, author, filmmaker
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.
Depressed Teens: How To Help Them Cope
Yours in parenting support, Susan Now that your daughter doesn't have the digital outlet, it's hard to say whether she is
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