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Posts Tagged ‘teens’

By On June 28th, 2013

Cyberbullying Increases Suicide Risk

When I was a kid, being bullied was a very different experience than it is today.  The efforts of bullies were limited to the tools of that time which included talking negatively about you, writing notes, and physical intimidation.  Today bullies have the internet doing their dirty work for them 24/7.  Cyberbullying ups the stakes…

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By On January 17th, 2013

New Information Leads To Changes In Suicide Prevention In Teens

Suicide in teens has always been a major topic in the mental health field, but previous beliefs that a lack of access led to many of the suicides is being challenged by new research. As Benedict Carey of the New York Times writes, “55 percent of suicidal teenagers had received some therapy before they thought…

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By On October 23rd, 2012

Understanding and Recognizing Self-Harm in Teens

Self-harm is a real and dangerous problem, especially in teenage girls. One in twelve teens will self-harm and as many as 10-percent will continue that practice into young adulthood. As Raychelle Cassada Lohmann writes for Psychology Today, many of those experiencing self-harm are reluctant to get the help they need because of the judgment that they…

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