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“What parents need to know about teenagers’ mental health issues”

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This December 9, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about things parents of teens should be aware of if they have teens as they navigate their way to adulthood.

“Good neighbors are good for your heart People who reported feeling more ‘social cohesion’ were less at risk for heart attacks”

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This August 22, 2014  WFMZ News segment actually has a bunch of smaller segments within it.  Some of the topics covered include ….

Information about how having a good neighbor can decrease your risk of a heart attack.

A segment offering insight into lesser known mental health risks due to giving birth, which can include PTSD and anxiety among other things that people typically don’t think of happening as the result of giving birth.

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and a segment on a study done involving 5th graders, violent video games and results that show a possible link between the kids who played for more than 2 hours per day and an increased risk of depression.  The researchers are saying further research is needed to better determine if the depression is caused by the gaming or if the gaming more than 2 hours per day could be in response to the depression and be viewed as a possible symptom of the depression.  The researches did say they really need to do more research to better understand the possible link between violent video games and depression so they can better understand the cause and effect between gaming and depression.

“Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls”

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This August 7, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about how exercise may be helpful as part of an overall approach to helping female middle schoolers decrease their risk of depression.

“Summit addresses mental health of teens”

 

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Mental Health Awareness Ribbon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This June 19, 2014 Washington Post article talks about Teen mental health from the perspective of teens and those in their lives.

“New look at therapy for sexually abused teens”

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This March 23, 2014 Healthy Kids blog post appearing on the Philly.com website indicates that exposure therapy could be more effective in helping teen girls who have been sexually assaulted.

 

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“Teens’ Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds”

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English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This November 21, 2013 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about the need for better, mental health care for teens in the United States by the appropriate professionals.

 

 

 

“Lebanon County teens taught of dating turned violent”

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This February 10, 2013 article found on the Lebanon Daily News website talks about some of the problems teens are facing today when it comes to dating.  The article also talks about what is being done in Lebanon County, to try to help teens and their parents better understand the risks and look at ways to prevent teen violence while dating.

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