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Nancy Reagan rolled out her “Just Say No” campaign, which was followed by the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program in the 80s. Although their efforts in preventing teen drug use were well-intentioned, their abstinence models have been criticized for oversimplifying the problem and being...

The suicide rate among teenagers has more than doubled in the past decade and is not showing signs of slowing down. While many parents are concerned that their children could become statistics, a recent study in the journal Pediatrics reported that fifty percent of parents...

Teenagers who start drinking young may argue that drinking alcohol is normalized socially by people who are of legal drinking age. Teenagers are more likely to drink for different reasons than adults and tend to drink more heavily with the intention of getting drunk. One...

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth. The subject is not something that is hushed from social media. Suicide memes are becoming more popular on social media. While the intention of these memes has been questioned, it is thought that they are...

Watching someone you love struggle with an eating disorder can be extremely painful. It can be frustrating knowing the “simple’ solution is within reach, but you just can’t touch it. Eating disorders are not just physical, they’re mental too. Individuals have many internal conflicts that...

Sleep is a critical component necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Overtime, studies have shown that sleep problems increases the likelihood and intensity of suicidal thoughts or actions. The teenage years present themselves as a time in which staying up late/pulling an all-nighter has no...

Recreational activities are always a good idea. They provide social, physical, and mental benefits. These types of activities are used as an effective form of therapeutic treatment for individuals struggling with mental health issues. Sometimes it can be difficult for one to realize the positive...