Apr 02, 12
The use of illicit drugs by teens has skyrocketed in the past two decades, and the illegal abuse of prescription medications has also been on the rise. As you might imagine, this creates a sort of epidemic in child health care and psychological damage caused by drugs that can permanently damage the brain, cause depression, and even bring about the need for hospitalization if rehab or detox is needed. Since teens generally do not have a fully developed frontal lobe, known by developmental psychologists as the seat of judgement, they often are incapable of determining accurate consequences for their actions.
Jan 19, 12
Everyone knows that bullying is a growing problem among school aged children in schools in the United States. As public school serve more diverse communities, and people of many different ethnic, racial, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds find themselves in tight quarters for long periods of time, young people tend to gang up more and to make themselves feel better at the expense of putting down students they feel are different from themselves.
Jan 16, 12
Losing someone is never an easy thing to deal with, loosing them in an act of suicide often amplifies that reaction, because they are often undetected and sudden. The road to recovery is long and bumpy, but there are some things that you can do to help make it a little bit smoother.
Sep 16, 11
There is nothing harder for a teen than having to face their lives alone. Sometimes a teen might be in a room full of love and laughter and still feel cold and alone. Depression, hurt, angst, and hatred can occupy so much of a teen’s existence, and sadly family members choose to ignore it or are too naive to see it.
Aug 10, 11
Schools aren’t like they used to be. Not everyone is friends and in many situations children don’t get along at all. These problems lead to bullying. Bullying is one of the top ranking reasons for attempted and successful suicide. Don’t allow others to force the, ‘oh it’s okay the are just joking around’ way of thinking on you.
Jul 26, 11
When people think that there is nothing else that they can do they start to turn to suicide, thinking that it is the only answer when in reality there are so many other things that you could do. You don’t need to take your own life, no matter what the circumstances there is always another solution. If you are feeling trapped in depression or a situation that you don’t think you can get out of here are some alternate solutions that can get you back on the right track of life.