Archive | October, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010: Recent Teen Mental Health and Substance Abuse News

Binge Drinking, Pot May Harm Teen Brains “Even teenagers know that downing 12 beers in a single night isn’t good for their bodies and can be dangerous. But a new study suggests that routine binge drinking like this may cause mental problems — including a reduced ability to think — that can last long after […]

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New Bullying Survey

New National Survey on Teen Bullying “Half of U.S. high schoolers say they have bullied or teased someone at least once in the past year, and nearly half say they have been bullied in that time, one of the largest studies ever on bullying finds. The study, to be released today, surveyed 43,321 teens ages […]

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Teaching Mindfulness to Teens

Written by Amoreena Berg, LMFT, Site Director for Adolescent Counseling Services. Starting simple is the best way to be successful with teaching mindfulness to kids. For example, an adult who begins learning meditation may start off with 15 minutes of meditation a day, for a child it would be better to start off with 5 […]

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Overbooked, Under Stress

Most doctors agree that stress contributes to nearly every known disease or condition.   Today’s lifestyles and work habits, including long hours, increased commitments and less down time, make managing stress a trying task. Our teenagers are overbooked, overwhelmed and yet driven to succeed.  Primary sources of tension include academic pressure, relationship difficulties with peers, conflicts […]

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Monday, October 4, 2010: Recent Teen Mental Health and Substance Abuse News

Better Screening Urged for Self-Injury in Teens “Not all kids who intentionally cut or burn themselves meet ‘classic profile,’ expert says.” Click here to read the rest of this article from HealthDay News. Community Works to Address Mental Health Issues “Caltrain officials have joined with local organizations and support groups to address the five young […]

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