Posts Tagged as "mental health"

I Against Me: The Paradox of Creativity and Mental Illness

Jun. 16, 2017 / By
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Creativity was this youth’s lifelong outlet for depression -- until it affected that too.

Is Social Media Bringing Young People Down?

May. 26, 2016 / By
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A link between social media and mental health problems has been emerging more and more. In this audio slideshow, a youth discusses her mental distress with social media as experts chime in.

Fatal Police Shooting Leads to Lawsuit Against Long Beach

Mar. 23, 2016 / By
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The family of a man shot to death by Long Beach police announced a $20 million lawsuit against the city Thursday and called for reforms within the police department...

Making Juvenile Hall the Mental Health Provider of Last – Not First – Resort

Dec. 18, 2015 / By
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As many as 70 percent of the kids in California’s juvenile detention centers are in need of mental health care, and most of them are not getting it.

Having Asperger’s Does Not Make Me a Killer

Dec. 3, 2015 / By
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Unfortunately, the tragic shootings at schools around the country have helped to draw a deeper link between Asperger’s – and autism more generally – with a propensity for violence.

What It’s Like To Navigate College When You’re Depressed

Jan. 7, 2015 / By
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Over 70 percent of college students admit to having a mental health crisis while in college. Over 30 percent of students did not report their crisis to another person at their college.

Feeling Depressed? Animal-Assisted Therapy Could Help

Dec. 28, 2014 / By
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According to the National Center for Health Research, 71 million U.S. households have a pet, and studies have shown that people that have a pet are less likely to be depressed than people who don’t.

Youth Breaking The Silence On Depression

Nov. 21, 2014 / By and
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About 11 percent of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18. VoiceWaves interviewed several young people regarding their own experiences with depression.

Masculinity & Depression: Why Men Won’t Come Forward

Nov. 12, 2014 / By
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Depression remains largely under-diagnosed in the male population. While men are diagnosed at lower rates than women, men commit suicide at rates that are 4 to 18 times higher than women, depending on the age group.

What It’s Like to Lose Your Best Friend to Suicide

Aug. 14, 2014 / By
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Editor’s Note: The suicide this week of actor and comedian Robin Williams seems to have taken many by surprise...

With Youth Depression, Young People Often the ‘First Responders’

Jun. 12, 2014 / By
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LAFAYETTE, Calif. — High school sophomore Kelly Morimoto says when her friend first came to her to talk about his depression she was “shocked.” No one, after all, had ever spoken to her about how to respond in these kinds of situations...

Why Teens Are The Most Stressed Out Age Group

Jun. 2, 2014 / By
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Every day Wilson High School senior Victoria Leigh has a full plate. She gets to school at 7:30 am, attends classes, holds drama club meetings during lunch, continues on with classes and then attends an AP study session in anticipation of an upcoming final exam...