If looking at the schedule of holiday events makes you have a panic attack, make 3 lists: Holiday events you enjoy and they wouldn’t take much effort Holiday events you must attend or there will be severe consequences (family will never talk to you again, you will be fired from your job, your friends will [...]
Worst stress levels found by the American Psychological Association yet.
I always encourage parents to create Christmas for their own current family and not to allow it to be influenced as much by their childhood Christmases. By all means—keep your family traditions. Those may be wonderful and special. But don’t let these hold you back from making new ones with your spouse and children. For example, [...]
You may have noticed headlines in the last 24 hours discussing that, according to the CDC, the rates of suicide for teen girls ages 15-19 have recently doubled. While this is very troubling, what concerns me even more is that the rates of suicide for girls ages 10-14 have tripled. Here are some other statistics: [...]
Studies show that U.S. teens spend an average of 8.5 hrs per day on their electronics. Unfortunately, developing adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to sleep deprivation, depression, anxiety, and risk-taking behavior. An area of the brain, called prefrontal cortex, which specializes in judgment, impulse control, and planning is still developing in adolescence. A new study [...]
Mental health professionals have become increasingly concerned about the new hit Netflix show and its portrayal of the main character, Hannah’s, suicide. While I am very glad that the show can start conversations about bullying, sexual assaults in high schools, and teen suicides, I am also very concerned about how the show incorrectly portrays some [...]
Teens who spend a lot of time on the internet are as likely to become depressed and suicidal as teens who use drugs.