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People with anxiety may strategically choose worrying over relaxing

Relaxing is supposed to be good for the body and soul, but people with anxiety may actively resist relaxation and continue worrying to avoid a large jump in anxiety if something bad does happen, according to Penn State research. In a new study, the researchers found that people who were more sensitive to shifts in […]

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Classroom yoga for kids may relieve anxiety

Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school may help anxious third-graders improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a small study. Researchers worked with a public school in New Orleans to add mindfulness and yoga to the school’s existing empathy-based programming for students needing extra support. Researchers randomly assigned third graders screened for […]

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Educational Material 

Original source: http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Safe%20Schools/Pages/Act-71.aspx#1526 On June 26, 2014, Act 71 was signed into law in Pennsylvania. This law, which added section 1526 of the School Code, 24 PS § 15-1526, specifically requires school entities to: (1) adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy; and (2) provide ongoing professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention for […]

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Over 1 in 20 kids has a diagnosis of anxiety or depression, study shows

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=255191b2-349c-49bb-a82d-2145db1a5979#.Wx_GgVyplBw A bad day here or there is normal for kids. But what if those bad days turn out to be symptoms of anxiety or depression? A new study estimates that 2.6 million children ages 6 to 17 in 2011–12, the latest year for which data are available, had a current diagnosis of anxiety […]

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Bullying Quiz

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=6c2b203b-b496-4917-8ecf-5857ead08410#.Wstv1Fw-dBx The effects of bullying don’t end after grade school. Studies have shown that children who are bullied can grow up to be depressed or have low self-esteem. Can you separate the hard facts from the popular misconceptions about bullying? Click below to start the quiz.

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Bullying can cause lasting mental health issues

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=150c20a7-72ea-452c-a6b7-56d9c8a6c88d#.WsJ-jtTwbRZ Bullying isn’t a normal part of growing up. It can lead to multiple mental health issues for kids and the adults they become. A new study outlines the impact of bullying and how long the effects can last. Researchers followed more than 11,000 twins who took surveys about bullying. The researchers assessed the […]

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