Topic: depression

teenztalk logo TeenzTalk – A Global Teen Community [web resource]

teenztalk logoNadia Ghaffari founded TeenzTalk.org as a sophomore at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California. Ghaffari believes that teens are more likely to listen & relate to other teens on topics including stress-management & overcoming disappointment, failure, or challenges. TeenzTalk.org places the focus on positive teen-to-teen influence. Read more ›

lda-logo-lg Learning Disabilities Association of America [web resource]

lda-logo-lgSince 1963, Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with  information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a network of resources. Read more ›

Community Ed Session Depression and Suicide: What Are the Warning Signs? [presentation]

For youth between 10-24 years old, suicide is the third leading cause of death.

In this presentation, Dr. Glen Elliot covers the definitions of depression and suicidality, provides an overview of troubled behavior, and discusses some treatment options and resources.

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Teenage Girl Being Bullied By Text Message Dealing with Cyberbullying: Tips for Kids and Parents to Prevent and Stop Cyberbullying

Teenage Girl Being Bullied By Text MessageTechnology means that bullying is no longer limited to schoolyards or street corners. Cyberbullying can occur anywhere, even at home, via email, texts, cell phones, and social media websites 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with potentially hundreds of people involved. For those who suffer cyberbullying, the effects can be devastating, leaving you feeling hurt, humiliated, angry, depressed, or even suicidal. But no type of bullying should ever be tolerated. These tips can help you protect yourself or your child online and deal with the growing problem of cyberbullying. Read more ›

Bullying Dealing with Bullying: Helping Bullied Kids and Teens

BullyingUnless you’ve directly experienced bullying, you may not realize just how devastating it can be, especially to a child or teenager. As well as being deeply hurtful, bullying can leave anyone feeling frightened, angry, depressed, and totally undermined. But bullying should never be tolerated. Whether you’re the one being bullied, or you’re a teacher or parent who thinks their child is being bullied or engaged in bullying behavior, there are steps you can take to deal with the problem. Read more ›

teen depression Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression

teen depressionTeenage depression isn’t just bad moods and the occasional melancholy—it’s a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Teen depression can lead to drug and alcohol abuse, self-loathing and self-mutilation, pregnancy, violence, and even suicide. But as a concerned parent, teacher, or friend, there are many ways you can help. Talking about the problem and offering support can go a long way toward getting your teenager back on track.

There are as many misconceptions about teen depression as there are about teenagers in general. Read more ›

stopbullyinglogo Online Resource: StopBullying.gov [web resource]

Bullying hurts.

Aggressive behavior may be bullying depending on what happened, how often it happens and who it happens to.

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. If your child or someone you know is being bullied, the Get Help Now section outlines the steps you can take to resolve the situation. Read more ›

suicide prevention PAUSD Suicide Prevention Toolkit [downloadable]

suicide prevention PAUSDThe Palo Alto Unified School District has produced the Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Schools through a collaborative effort among school and district staff and mental health professionals. The PAUSD toolkit also draws upon evidence-based national and state youth suicide prevention toolkits. Read more ›

sad anxious girl Resources for Explaining Tragedies Like Newtown to Your Children

sad anxious girlThe unthinkable tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012 has shaken us all. At Children’s Health Council we know families in our community are trying to quell the anxiety and fear that may be affecting your children in the aftermath of the shootings and similar traumatic events. Read more ›

anxious boy When Your Child Worries

anxious boyYou put your daughter to bed hours ago, but at 11 PM  she comes running into your room saying, “I want to sleep with you.  I’m afraid.”  This has been going on for the past month even though she has always slept alone without any problem.

It is Monday morning and your son complains he has a stomachache and doesn’t want to go to school.  You know he’s not sick, but for the last two months his tummy aches have been a common occurrence.  What is going on? Read more ›

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