Wednesday, July 14, 2010: Recent Teen Mental Health and Substance Abuse News

Teen Substance Abuse News

The dangers of huffing: “Warning for parents after teen’s huffing-related death

An Idaho teen dies after huffing freeon acquired from an air conditioning unit. Read more about this story and the dangers of huffing by clicking here to visit the KTVB website.

Talking to your teens about drug use: “Q. Did You Ever Smoke Pot? A. It’s Complicated.”

The New York Times published a new article on the difficult parenting task of “integrating their standards of honesty with what we know about preventing substance abuse” when asked about their own personal drug history. Click here to read the article.

The Correlation Between Suicide Attempts and Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Department Visits

A new series of studies shows that suicide attempts constitute a significant portion of drug-related hospital emergency department visits – especially among the young. Click here to read more.

Teen Mental Health News

The Truth About Pro-Eating Disorder Websites

A new article from Psychology Today discusses the confused-logic behind pro-eating disorder websites. Knowing what is out there on the internet is the first step in protecting your teenager. Click here to read the article.

Depression, Lack of Social Support Trigger Suicidal Thoughts in College Students

A new study by the John Hopkins Children’s Center suggest that the college environment can lead to suicidal ideation. Click here to read more about the study’s findings.

Which is harder; being an adolescent or parenting one?

Click here to read an opinion on this topic from David A. Reinstein, LCSW.

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