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Teen Drinkers More Likely to Battle Alcohol Abuse in Adulthood

When it comes to underage drinking, how often a teenager drinks rather than how much they drink has been found to be a bigger indicator of problems later in life. According to a new study, teens who drink at least weekly before the age 17 are up to three times more likely to binge, drink-drive, [...]

By |2018-07-12T09:05:31+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Teens Test Magnetic Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Something changed and getting out of bed was no longer the "hardest thing in the world" for this teenager. The depression had hung heavy over Courtney, sapping her of motivation for years despite the medications and therapy. Then last year – aged 17 – she joined a world-first trial that is beaming magnetic fields onto the brains [...]

By |2017-10-16T12:51:40+00:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

More Than A Third Of Teenage Girls Experience Depression, New Study Says

Depression is usually considered an issue parents have to watch out for starting in the turbulent teenage years. The CW channel, full of characters with existential angst about school, friends and young love, tells us so, as do the countless parenting books about the adolescent years in every guidance counselor's office. But what if by that time it's already too late? A [...]

By |2017-06-09T11:00:57+00:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

New Research Suggests The Rate Of Suicide And Suicidal Thoughts Among Children Is Skyrocketing

Severe mental illness is challenging enough for adults to manage. Many spend years seeking treatment before they find something that works. For children, the picture is even grimmer. New research suggests that the rate of suicide and suicidal thoughts among children is skyrocketing. What’s behind this crisis in child mental health? Here are five key [...]

By |2017-06-09T11:00:36+00:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

5 Ways to Tackle the Mental Health Taboo in Your Classroom

However well-intentioned, many teachers may feel they do not have the training or medical knowledge to intervene with mental health problems. That said, while teachers cannot take over the role of psychiatrists, there are many small, practical steps they can take to tackle discrimination, raise awareness and help children feel less isolated when they are [...]

How to safeguard teenagers in the world of technology

So Christmas is over and many young people will now be the proud owners of some sort of new technology. It is important to set boundaries around the use of new technology such as iPhones, iPads computers and internet access. This gives peace of mind to both parents and teenagers as both feel they are [...]

Teen smoking: 10 ways to keep teens smoke free

70% of smokers say they want to quit. Most smokers start when they are teenagers. Tobacco is addictive, out of the 3 million smokers in Australia, 70% want to quite but find the habit very hard to kick even though they are aware of the health risks. Saturday 1 December 2012, saw a new turning [...]

7 ways to dispel racism in schools

Australia is one of the most multicultural counties in the world with 41% of Australians having one parent that was born overseas. Collectively, Australians speak over 200 languages;  the most common being Chinese, Italian, Greek and Arabic, not to mention more than 50 languages spoken by Indigenous Australians*. This melting pot that is Australia continues [...]

Top model: 10 tips on how to be a teen role model

No matter what young people might say; parents and care givers are still the most influential role models in their lives. Children learn how to behave from the people closest to them. This includes how they deal with their emotions and cope with stress and anger and how they relate to others socially. It also [...]