Teen Mental Health and Well-Being

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Articles- News, Research, Interviews, Blogs:

A Nurse's Guide to Eating Disorders, Bradley University

Record Number of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety-Schools Can't Keep Up (Time, March 19, 2018)

Everyone Is Going Through Something (Kevin Love The Players Tribune, March 6, 2018)

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety (New York Times, October 11, 2017)

How Teens Today Are Different From Past Generations (Greater Good Science, October 20, 2017)

Anxiety in Teens – How to Help a Teenager Deal With Anxiety Hey Sigmund website & newsletter by Karen Young

 

It Takes a Suburb: A Town Struggles to Ease Student Stress (NYT, Education Life 4/2017)

Student Stress Is Education’s Overlooked Crisis (Education Week, 2016)

A look at mental illness in college (Cal Poly, 2017), http://mustangnews.net/look-mental-illness-college/)

Tips for Parents Talking with Their Children About Suicide and 13 Reasons Why (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

The Psychological Approach to Educating Kids (3/30/17) Increased focus on kids’ psychological health may seem like the education world's flavor of the day, but it's achieving results.

How to Talk About Mental Health Issues (Child Mind Institute): When teens are struggling, speaking up can be hard, but reaching out is the first step to feeling better. How to get started.

The Atlantic’s (2016) three-part series on the relationship between education and mental health:

Part 1The New Focus on Children's Mental Health (10/17/16) about mental health in early education

Part 2The Failing First Line of Defense (10/18/16) on the lack of teacher training to address mental-health issues

Part 3The Most Popular Office on Campus (10/19/16) Demand for mental-health resources has increased, but that doesn’t mean today’s college students are less resilient

Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do (Time Magazine, 2016)

Teens and Depression- Why Teens Are More Vulnerable, and the Risk Factors Parents Need to Know About- Hey Sigmund website & newsletter by Karen Young, 2017

When It Hurts to Be a Teenager (article from Principal Leadership, 2003)

Depression in Teens:  The Warning Signs and to Help Them Through-Hey Sigmund- Hey Sigmund website & newsletter by Karen Young, 2017

Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do (Time Magazine, 2016)

Teens and Depression- Why Teens Are More Vulnerable, and the Risk Factors Parents Need to Know About Hey Sigmund website & newsletter by Karen Young, 2017

Five Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression By Jill Suttie for Greater Good Science Center, June 14, 2016

Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do (2016) Time Magazine

Books:

Stuff That Sucks: A Teen’s Guide to Accepting What You Can’t Change and Committing to What You Can (2017) by Ben Sedley. A short, easy read for parents, teens and anyone who sometimes struggles with being human.

Enough as She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards to Live Healthy, Happy, Fulfilling Lives. (2018)

The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success in School and Life (2012)

Videos:

How to Defeat Negative Thinking (Happify Animation)

TEAM (Teaching Everyone About Mental Health) website- watch the 2.20 minute video to get an overview and learn how best to use the website to find support

Keys to Well-Being More great stuff from Greater Good to help support individual and community well-being.