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Teenage Substance Abuse: Part 2

Parents and educators should not minimize the importance of offering young teens information about the impact of substances on the developing brain and about how to make informed decisions.

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April 10, 2024

Parents and educators should not minimize the importance of offering young teens information about the impact of substances on the developing brain and about how to make informed decisions.

April 9, 2024

The youth mental health crisis has dominated the news in recent years, but American educators and healthcare professionals have also remained vigilant about the risks of substance use and abuse in adolescents.

April 2, 2024

Sensory spaces can provide children with autism with a place to self-soothe, reduce anxiety, reflect, relax, and prepare for a transition, such as moving to another topic or classroom.

March 5, 2024

Self-harm, also known as Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), is a serious public health concern for teens and young adults.

February 29, 2024

In recognition of World Teen Mental Wellness Day, here are five young mental health activists making a difference in the past few years.

February 27, 2024

Participation in school athletics has a wide range of benefits for kids. For many, playing sports is just plain fun.

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