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Teen Mental Health

A father talking to his daughter
A father talking to his daughter
June 6, 2022

How Mental Health Challenges Can Manifest in Youth

*If your child does or says anything that indicates they have a desire to hurt themselves or others, take them…

Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Teen Mental Health
teens smiling and talking in a group
teens smiling and talking in a group
May 31, 2022

How to Talk to Your Teen About Tobacco Use

Tobacco use has often been portrayed as harmless, something the “cool” kids do, especially in popular TV shows aimed at…

Mental Health Month, Substance Use, Teen Mental Health, Youth Mental Health
January 24, 2022

Helping Your Friend Connect with a Trusted Adult

Being a teenager isn’t always simple, especially with the added complications of the COVID-19 pandemic – online school, changing physical…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
December 7, 2021

tMHFA Taught Me How to Take Care of My Own…

Everyone faces stressors in life, especially in high school. Things like forgetting to do a school assignment, being late for…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health
November 17, 2021

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing Will Provide Free Mental…

Dozens of schools and youth-serving organizations throughout New Jersey will provide free teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) training to…

Born This Way Foundation, Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases, Teen Mental Health
November 16, 2021

Talking to Your Teen About Mental Health

As conversations around mental health become more common, it is increasingly important that we consider the mental health of everyone…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health, The "Awkward" Conversation
November 2, 2021

How tMHFA Can Help During and After COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, the effects on our teens are far-reaching: Many have had extracurricular activities changed or…

COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health
October 25, 2021

How to Help a Friend Who Is Being Bullied

Bullying is not an unfamiliar concept, especially for nearly 20 percent of students aged 12-18. According to the Mental Health…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health, Youth Mental Health
September 8, 2021

National Council for Mental Wellbeing Poll Finds Youth Mental Health…

A majority of parents say their children’s mental wellbeing worsened during the past year and a half because of remote…

COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases, Teen Mental Health
August 30, 2021

tMHFA Taught Me to Take Care of My Mental Health…

In my sophomore year at Bellows Free Academy High School (St. Albans, Vermont), I attended a small conference at nearby…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Sports, Teen Mental Health
August 9, 2021

How to Help a Friend Online

It can be hard (or nearly impossible) for some of us to imagine not having our smartphone in our hands…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Technology, Teen Mental Health, Youth Mental Health
August 3, 2021

Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID-19

There is no doubt that the last year and half has been difficult, and the COVID-19 pandemic changed what many…

Anxiety, COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Self-Care...