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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Reducing stigma, increasing support

Most people find it difficult to talk about mental illness. Nevertheless, it is a prevalent issue in the United States. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness, and 1 in 25 Americans has a serious mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. For the past 25 years, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has designated […]

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2019 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and Mental Health Month

Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work In May, many national organizations join together to raise awareness and build understanding of mental health as part of Mental Health Awareness Month and National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. May 6th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and is observed each year to raise awareness about the importance of children’s […]

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Teens are increasingly depressed, anxious, and suicidal. How can we help?

There are good research-backed solutions to prevent suicide among young people. Here are some numbers we need to reckon with: the number of suicide deaths in people ages 15 to 24, over 36 years in the United States. As you can see in this chart, after a steep drop in the late 1990s, the number […]

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How teens deal with stress may affect their blood pressure, immune system

Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood pressure and how immune cells respond to bacterial invaders, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers explored whether the strategies […]

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Mental Health Education for Teenagers

Mental health has become the crisis of a generation. Diagnoses of mental illness have been on the rise for years, especially among high school students. Research suggests many causes for the rise, but one thing is clear: Teenagers today are fighting a battle against these diseases, and while it’s not an easy fight, it’s a […]

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Science Shows Meditation Benefits Children’s Brains And Behavior

(Children at Rosewood Primary school take part in a free meditation class led by volunteers from ‘I Meditate Africa’. (Photo Credit: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images) A piece on Upworthy.com featured a Baltimore school that’s replaced the classic sit-in-your-seat-and-suffer detention with a more progressive and effective form: one where kids learn to meditate. Far from the classic method of […]

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