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Youth Mental Health

June 22, 2018

3 Tips for Talking – and Listening – to Your…

This piece was originally published on GoodTherapy.org. Read it here. The teenage years are a time of gaining independence and…

Anxiety, Guest Commentary, News, Youth Mental Health
June 20, 2018

How Youth Mental Health First Aid Dispels Myths About Suicide

With the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, suicide prevention and mental health awareness are a significant part…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
May 22, 2018

His College Knew of his Depression — his Parents Didn’t

In December 2016, Graham Burton, a sophomore at Hamilton College in upstate New York, died by suicide. His parents, Gina…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
April 6, 2018

Mental Health First Aid: Indian Lake’s Response to a Community…

This piece was originally published on the Ohio Department of Education’s Extra Credit Blog. Read it here. I’m going to…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
March 22, 2018

Teens Help Their Peers Stay Healthy During Teen Health Week

Teen Health Week has gone global. Begun in Pennsylvania in 2016, the annual celebration of adolescent health and mental health…

Be The Difference, News, Youth Mental Health
February 20, 2018

Lady Gaga’s Commitment to Mental Health Training Sets the Standard…

This article originally appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the original article. Ethan Sergey Neubauer – known as Sergei –…

Be The Difference, Born This Way Foundation, News, Youth Mental Health
December 29, 2017

LGBQ Youth Face High Risk of Suicide

LGBQ adolescents are far more likely to plan or attempt suicide than their heterosexual counterparts, according to 2015 survey from…

News, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
December 18, 2017

Mental Illness Leads to More High School Dropouts

Older teens living with depression are twice as likely to drop out of high school than their peers without depression,…

News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
December 12, 2017

The Unseen Victims of America’s Opioid Epidemic: Youth in Out-of-Home…

Being safe is about being seen and heard and allowed to be who you are and to speak your truth.…

Be The Difference, News, Youth Mental Health
October 20, 2017

Restoring Community in an Interconnected, But Lonely, World

“We are in community each time we find a place where we belong.” — Peter Block Our young people are…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Youth Mental Health
October 16, 2017

School Officer Becomes Youth Mental Health First Aid Ambassador

On a warm fall afternoon in Kansas Public School District #500, Officer Orlando Singleton takes a breather after helping another…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety, Youth Mental Health