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Author: Randi Nelson

Teens with suicidal thoughts and the desire to carry out those thoughts should be taken extremely seriously. Suicide prevention in teens should begin as soon as you begin to see the signs of suicidal ideation. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young...

For something that is meant to reduce pain, painkillers cause a great deal of  pain and suffering for thousands of teens. Painkiller abuse has become a huge issue in recent years and it’s only getting worse. It’s leading to young people using heroin and other...

There’s something awful  plaguing our nation’s high schools. That something is underage drinking. Peer pressure is at an all time high for teens to partake in underage drinking and drug use. But you can take the preventative measures to stop your teen from falling into...

Have you ever had that classic nightmare? The one in all movies where you have a speech and run on stage so nervous that you forgot to wear clothes. That is an anxiety induced stress dream; normal, common, natural, temporary, stress. Now imagine your teen having that...

If there’s one drug in the US that seems to be everywhere, it’s marijuana. Teen marijuana abuse in the US has skyrocketed in the past few years. It’s cheap and easily available, which makes it attractive to teens of all socioeconomic statuses. What teens don’t...

Is your teen having trouble focusing in school? Do you feel like their attention is constantly elsewhere? If so, they may have ADHD. Oftentimes, ADHD is diagnosed in younger children, however symptoms of ADHD in teens may go unnoticed up until adolescence. It’s important to...

Obsessive compulsive disorder sounds like such a scary mental condition. Teens have it tough enough, with their drastically changing bodies and emotions. But obsessive compulsive disorder in teens is a lot more common than you’d think. Since symptoms emerge in childhood and throughout adolescence, its...

There’s a new menace sweeping the nation, affecting teens and adults alike. Prescription drug abuse in teens is a growing threat to the health and wellbeing of young people around the country. Unlike other substances, prescription drugs are easily attainable and are prescribed for common...

[caption id="attachment_3952" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Source: Flickr User – madstreetz[/caption] Bipolar disorder in teens needs more attention than ever before. In a study, conducted by researchers at Yale University, it seems that the brains of teens with bipolar disorder develop abnormally in areas of the brain associated...