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Time-Out Rooms - Is There a Better Way?

Time-out rooms, also known as seclusion rooms, are used in special education programs around the country. Usually a means of last resort, they're closet-sized rooms with a lockable door and a window with unbreakable glass. The idea is, when a...

Cartoon bunny attempts suicide, real-life children follow suit

(Click the photo to see the Top 10 Children's Books on Life Changing Subjects) A 12-year-old from Shanghai tragically committed suicide this week -- but one bookstore isn't blaming bad parents, exam pressure, or playgrounds bullies. Instead they're...

Suicide rates up among US teens

Suicide rates among the nation's youth continue to climb. Many experts fear the reason for this is due to fewer antidepressants being prescribed. After a fifteen-year decline the rates are climbing--what was seen as a possibly random increase in...

Impoverished Philippina hangs herself

Abject poverty was apparently the reason an eleven-year-old girl hung herself in the Philippines, recently. Leaving behind little more than a letter wishing for a bicycle, shoes, and jobs for her parents and a diary detailing her life as one of the...

Suicide rates among girls on the rise

After falling steadily since 1990, the rates of suicide among young girls went up -- in some age groups, significantly -- between 2003 and 2004, the latest period for which data is available. Whether this is an ongoing trend or an anomaly remains to...

Colin Farrell to be a daddy again

Colin Farrell appears to have cleaned up his life quite nicely. After a rough couple of years that included a sex tape and rehab, Farrell has been laying pretty low. That might be due to the fact that he became a daddy to son James four years ago. If...

Top ten health concerns about today's kids

As our friends over at That's Fit point out, there is very little to surprise in the results of the National Poll on Children's Health. The poll, conducted in March for the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked a nationally...

Child's suicide note published by government

"If nothing has changed by November 8, I will commit suicide". This, taken straight from an anonymous letter to Japan's education minister -- supposedly written by a student crying for help. In a race against time, the Japanese government has...

Hasselhoff parents bickering over daughter's wound

David Hasselhoff and his wife have become embroiled in a fight regarding a scratch on their daughter's arm. Hailey, age 14, was taken to an emergency room Sunday night after David Hasselhoff called 9-1-1 about the scratch. Although he was across the...

Late INXS singer to soon have own film

In an effort to prevent any tarnishing or degrading images of the late INXS rocker, Michael Hutchence, several filmmakers are scrambling to get an autobiographical film made. The project, called "Slide Away" after a posthumous collaboration with U2's...

Sharing family secrets: my story

Earlier this week Irene Nam wondered how to handle some family history with her boys. My own family is chock full of painful history and estranged relationships, although no secrets. In therapy I did a little discussing of how to tell my children,...

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