I Work with Kids. Here’s Why They’re Consumed with Anxiety.

While on a youth retreat with my church a few months ago, I asked about 10 kids, ages 13 to 18, to...

APA Issues First-ever Guidelines for Practice with Men and Boys

For the first time ever, APA is releasing guidelines to help psychologists work with men and boys. At first...

House Bill Tackling Opioid Epidemic Emphasizes Needs of Affected Children

On Friday, June 22, the House of Representatives passed H. R. 6, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, by a vote of 396 –...

Mental Health Crisis in Teens is Being Magnified by Demise of...

After the recent report by The Children’s Society that a quarter of 14-year-old girls have self-harmed, many campaigners have called for...

Some Schools Want To Replace Armed Guards With Therapists, & It’s...

The topic of armed security or police in schools has always been one of great debate. Now, following some national push to arm teachers...

Teen Drug Use: It All Starts With Smoking

    Trying to stay informed about the illicit temptations thrown at kids can leave a parent—or anyone working with children—begging for mercy. I’m in that...

Reaching Out to Save Lives: Destigmatizing Mental Health Disorders in America’s...

Living with a mental illness is driving down the road blindfolded at 90 knowing you’re going to crash but not being able to...

Hospitalizations for Opioid Poisonings in Youth Jump 165 Percent in 15...

A new study reveals the number of young children who were hospitalized from opioid poisonings more than doubled between 1997 and 2012. The study, published...

When Erratic Teenage Behavior Means Something More

Mary Rose O’Leary has shepherded three children into adulthood, and teaches art and music to middle-school students. Despite her extensive personal and professional experience with...

I’m a Teen: How Can I Tell Who’s Joking, Who’s Crying...

The nation’s conversation about mental illness and school shootings has changed the way I listen to my classmates. It’s changed the way I read and...

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