popular topics in emotional and mental health

  • Dealing With Bullies
    11 Warning Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied
    Recent tragic events in the news have again brought to light how serious and devastating bullying can be. Aside from physical abuse, bullying can also include verbal abuse (taunting, teasing, and name-calling), emotional abuse (making someone the...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Homosexual Teens
    Support for Gay Teens Facing Homophobia and Bullying
    Support for Gay Teens Facing Homophobia and Bullying In the span of a few weeks in September and early October 2010, at least five gay teens in the U.S. took their own life after struggles with teasing and bullying in school. The suicides of Tyle...
    Erin Dower
  • Teens
    Teen Depression
    Son Threatens to Kill Himself
    If you feel manipulated, you probably are. Your son may be seeking power and finding that this response gets him what he wants. ...
  • Teen Depression
    Do You Think Your Teen Is Cutting? You're Not Alone
    Do You Think Your Teen Is Cutting? You're Not Alone The teenage years can be tough - we all know that. Many teens don't know how to deal with the confusion and inner turmoil that comes along with adolescence, and some may resort to drastic measur...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Parent Awareness Series: Talking to Your Kids About Suicide
    Parent Awareness Series: Talking to Your Kids About SuicideFrom the Society for the Prevention of Teen SuicideEvery parent would like to believe that suicide is not relevant to them or their family or friends. Unfortunately, it's all too relevant...
  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Teen Suicide: A First-Person Message for Parents
    Teen Suicide: A First-Person Message for ParentsFrom the Society for the Prevention of Teen SuicideI was not one of those parents who was unaware of her child's emotional distress. My son, Duke, a 21-year-old senior at college, complained that he...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Five-Year-Old Threatens Suicide
    Our expert recommends a professional therapist for an angry five-year-old who is threatening suicide. ...
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    Download a Free Memorial Day Activity Packet!

    This activity packet is filled with fun activities to teach your grade school kids all about Memorial Day! Sign up at TeacherVision and download yours free today!

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  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Teen Suicide: Information for Parents
    Teen Suicide: Information for Parents From the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide One of the more difficult challenges of parenting is realizing that you don't always know what your children are thinking and feeling. You may be aware th...
  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Can You Spot Teen Depression?
    Do you know how to recognize the signs of depression in a teen? Take this quiz and find out! ...
  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Suicide Awareness Quiz
    Do you know how to look for warning signs of suicide? Take our quiz and find out. ...
  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Suicide Awareness Quiz
    Do you know how to look for warning signs of suicide? Take our quiz and find out. ...
  • Teens
    Getting Help for Your Teen
    How Do I Find the Right Help for My Troubled Daughter?
    How Do I Find the Right Help for My Troubled Daughter? With so many treatment options and professionals today, selecting the right help can be confusing. Here is a handy guide to help clarify credentials and therapies. A clinical social worker i...
  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Suicide Threats and Teens
    Suicide Threats and Teens Info Flash The suicide rate among adolescents has tripled in the last twenty-five years. It has grown so rapidly that suicide now ranks as the third leading cause of death among adolescents. For every completed adolesc...
  • Teens
    Teen Depression
    Beyond the Blues: Teen Depression
    Beyond the Blues: Teen Depression Depression distinguishes itself from the “blues” because it's longer in duration and more intense in nature. In addition, it's an illness that can lead to some other serious problems (considering suicide, r...
  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide
    Frequently Asked Questions About SuicideWhat should you do if someone tells you they are thinking about suicide? If someone tells you they are thinking about suicide, you should take their distress seriously, listen nonjudgmentally, and help the...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Teens
    Suicide Prevention
    Getting Help for a Troubled Teen
    Getting Help for a Troubled Teen If you decide your teen needs more help than you are able to provide, your first call should be to someone you feel comfortable with. Call a trusted school counselor, teacher, or physician and ask for a referral....