teen depression

  1. M

    15yo wants to try acid, what do I do?

    My daughters are very close. My 18yo privately informed me that her sister (15yo) told her she just tried mushrooms and now wants to try acid. She said she has all of this under control and makes good decisions, but she wants to do this. I also learned she has a boyfriend who was caught using...
  2. runawaybunny

    2/3 of parents cite barriers in recognizing youth depression

    Teens and preteens are no strangers to depression: 1 in 4 parents say their child knows a peer with depression; 1 in 10 say a child's peer has committed suicide Telling the difference between a teen's normal ups and downs and something bigger is among top challenges parents face in identifying...
  3. runawaybunny

    Increases in social media use and television viewing associated with increases in teen depression

    A new study by a team of CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal scientists has revealed that social media use and television viewing are linked to increases in adolescent depressive symptoms. Changes in adolescent social media use and television use predict increases in symptoms of...
  4. runawaybunny

    Online program helps prevent teen depression

    Although up to 20 percent of adolescents experience a depressive episode each year, the medical community has struggled to implement programs that effectively prevent depression. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have worked to fill this gap in pediatric primary care by...