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“Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows”

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This October 17, 2014 Health Day article posted on the Philly.com website talks about how teens who feel they are accepted by peers and family members tend to be at a decreased risk for suicide.

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“Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens’ Health”

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This August 25, 2014 NPR: Shots article talks about concerns being raised that start times for middle and high school should be at 8:30 or later to help teens get adequate sleep.  Pediatricians point out that teens need between 8-1/2 and 9 hours of sleep, and that the majority of teens are not able to fall asleep before 11pm, not so much because of distractions in their bedroom, but because that’s how teens are wired.

Logo used during 1970s

Logo used during 1970s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“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.

“When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?”

English: Parent, Québec

English: Parent, Québec (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This March 14, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about children who have experienced the loss of a parent.  The article suggests that help for kids should include not just psychological help in the form of play therapy, but should also look at support for academic success.

 

 

 

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

English: Image for mental health stubs, uses t...

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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