Tag "Depression"

Understanding The Teenage Brain

Our teenagers may look grown up, but their brains are still developing and they don’t always make the best decisions.  How can we as parents keep them safe? By Alicia Wanek All parents believe at their core that their job is

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Student Safety Information: What you should know about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”

Based on the popular novel of the same name, a new online series produced by Netflix called 13 Reasons Why dramatizes bullying, depression, sexual assault and suicide and is gaining popularity among young people across the country. The series is rated MA

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Can We Talk?

Vital Conversations for Parents and Teens When children become teenagers, communication suddenly includes lots of eye-rolling, slammed doors, and dramatic closing arguments such as “You just don’t understand me!” So how do you open the lines of communication with your

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Heartbreak to Heroine

After the death of her 19-year-old son, Vanita Halliburton became a champion for change in society’s attitude about mental illness. Now, we’re talking. by Melissa Chaiken | Section Editor Few parents can imagine a tragedy worse than the death of

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Is My Teen Depressed?

We’ve all heard the saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the

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