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“The Medical Minute: The Causes and Signs of Depression in Children”

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This May 9, 2015 Gant Daily article talks about symptoms of depression and anxiety in kids and ways to respond to them and when to get professional help.

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“Good Mental Health Away From Home Starts Before College”

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This April 13, 2015 Wall Street Journal article offers some ways that parents can help their children transition more smoothly into college by among other things, stepping back and allowing your child to work through things on their own more, having them schedule their own appointments, and get to the appointment on their own among other ideas, can aid in teaching them skills and building confidence they will need to succeed in college and beyond.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“Researchers document connection between concussions and depression in teens”

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This January 27, 2014 article found on the NewsWorks website talks about documented links between concussions and depression in teens.  They aren’t clear why this link is seen, but they do feel it happens a lot.

 

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