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Teen Depression Viral Video, National Depression Screening Day, and BMC’s Appearance on Fox 2 News

At a recent TEDxYouth event, 19-year-old Kevin Breel stood up in front of the audience and said “I suffer from depression.” In the 11 minute viral video, shown below, this emerging stand-up comedian explained what it felt like to grow up with a mental illness. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences … Read more

Teens with Addiction and Social Anxiety Issues Report Trying Drugs and Alcohol Earlier Than Their Peers

A study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Ohio has found that many teens that have been diagnosed with substance abuse disorder and who also have social anxiety disorder began using alcohol and marijuana at an earlier age than their peers.  As reported by PsychCentral.com, Principle investigator Alexandra Wang said, “The … Read more

Out of Control Teen

Out of Control Teen? What you can do! By Carrie Krawiec Published July 1, 2011 at www.cosozo.com Parents often remark how quickly their children grow up. They think back to their once lovely, energetic, helpful little charge and remember with fondness all the reasons that they thought this special being was wonderful and tender. Parents … Read more

Cyberbullying only rarely the sole factor identified in teen suicides

ScienceDaily (Oct. 20, 2012) — Cyberbullying — the use of the Internet, phones or other technologies to repeatedly harass or mistreat peers — is often linked with teen suicide in media reports. However, new research presented on Oct. 20, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, shows that … Read more

Teen Cannabis Use Linked To Lower IQ

Editor’s ChoiceAcademic JournalMain Category: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal DrugsAlso Included In: Psychology / Psychiatry;  Mental HealthArticle Date: 28 Aug 2012 – 2:00 PDT Persistent cannabis use among teenagers under 18 years of age results in neuropsychological decline, which persists even after they stop smoking, researchers from the USA and UK reported in Proceedings of the … Read more

Boston Article on Healthy Relationships for Teens

250 Boston-area teenagers learned about healthy relationships at a seminar at Simmons College on Thursday. The dating advice, interestingly, came from an unlikely source: city government officials. The seminar is part of a larger national program called Start Strong. The aim of the program is to reduce and prevent negative dating behavior such as cheating, … Read more