Nadia 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 ›
Since 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 ›
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.
Teenage 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 ›
The 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 ›
The 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 ›
You 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 ›