Transitioning to College: Parents Can Help Ease the Process

Parents are often uncomfortable speaking with their college-age children about depression. Credit: Getty Images
As many parents can attest, senior year of high school is a cauldron of emotions. Excitement and fear coexist during this busy transit...

Your Kid Crazy? Don't Worry, It's a Big Club

Is moodiness in teens a medical condition? Credit: Getty Images
Teenagers are nuts. Tell you something you don't know? Very well. Let's get clinical. At least one in five adolescents in the United States has some kind of mental disorder tha...
Teens suffer from depression, anxiety, panic, hyperactivity and short attention spans. Who woulda thunk it?

10 Things to Say (and Not to Say) to a Teen With Depression

Choose your words carefully when talking to a depressed teen. Credit: Getty Images
How to show you care What do you say to someone who's depressed? All too often, it's the wrong thing. "People still have such a cloudy idea of what mental il...

Affluent families have it all - troubled children included

In 2005, Columbia University scholars noted that children in households with median incomes ranging from $80,000 to $102,000, smoked, drank, and used marijuana and hard drugs much more than their urban peers, whose households averaged $35,000 in inco...


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