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“New guidelines established for young athletes who face mental health issues”

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This March 2, 2015 USA Today: High School Sports article talks about changes to policies on helping high school athletes with mental health issues get help if they need it.

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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.

“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.

“Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions: 7 Myths”

 

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This article appearing in Summer 2014 edition of SAMHSA News talks about the myths and facts of what happens when a child receiving mental health services turns 18 and is viewed by society as an adult.    This transition age is a challenging one not just for the individual, but for the parents and care takers of them who understand the realitiy of the individual’s situation and what their realistic abilities are compared to society’s expectations based on a chronological age.

“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.

“Students take aim at youth depression and suicide with ‘I’ve got your back’ message”

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This January 29, 2014 article on the Central Pennsylvania Patriot News website talks about Aevidum a group formed by and for students in response to a teen suicide.  They recently held a basketball tournament to raise awareness about suicide, mental illness and other issues faced by teens.

 

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Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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