Mental Health Services Needed In Schools As Student Trauma Rises
A new statistics on young people show that more kids are calling helpline seeking help for serious mental health issues such as depression. There is also an increase on suicidal reports among young children.
Illinois Bill Allows Teens To Register As Organ Donors
Teens aged 16 and 17 are now allowed to donate organs and tissues as the new Illinois bill amends the previous law allowing only 18 and above to be organ donors. The new legislation was proposed to address the issue of thousands of people in Illinois waiting in the organ list.
Mental Health: Teens Who Seek Mental Care Have Less Depression In Adolescence
A new study found that 14-year-old teens who seek mental health services have less depressive symptoms in late adolescence. A seven times increase of risk of being diagnosed for clinical depression is reported by age 17 for those without medical help.
Young People Don’t Sleep Much Because Of Social Media
Social media has been greatly used, especially by young people. Young people don't sleep much because of social media, as a study finds.
Teen Drug And Alcohol Use Are Down, Surveys Claim
Drugs and alcohol use of teenagers are down, according to a survey. The "2016 Monitoring the Future" survey showed a continuing decline in the use of illicit substances — marijuana, alcohol and tobacco — and misuse of prescription drugs among teens.
Five Secret Text Codes Used By Teens Every Parents Should Know
It seems that teens have even given POS a different meaning from the one you might know the questions is, did you know there's a secret code they use to communicate? Many teens tap in to secret parent-proof abbreviations to text and even sexting. Find out abbreviations they use as codes.