In a new paper published in Clinical Psychological Science, my colleagues and I found that the increases in depression, suicide attempts and suicide appeared among teens from every background – more privileged and less privileged, across all races and ethnicities and in every region of the country. All told, our analysis found that the generation of teens I call “iGen” – those born after 1995 – is much more likely to experience mental health issues than their millennial predecessors.Read more
In response to the weekend’s mass shooting in a small town in Texas, opinion writers offer their ideas on why gun violence continues to plague the United States.Read more
Starting my second semester, my boyfriend and I went to the cafeteria for breakfast. I began to have what I call the first panic attack of my adult life.
This panic attack changed the course of my entire second semester. After feeling dizzy, shaky, and like I had “nowhere to run,” I never went to the cafeteria again.
This was the worst mistake I could have made, but at the time I was terrified to tell anyone.Read more
Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, California, Missouri, Maryland and Virginia.Read more
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.Read more
Sunday was World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 and it is considered to be a day to raise awareness about suicide prevention and an attempt to change lives of thousands of people before it is too late to do something. This day was first commemorated in 2003 by the International Association of Suicide, this is the 15th…Read more
If you charge your phone while in bed beware of the fire hazards. In addition to fire safety, prolonged use of cell phones leads to stress, anxiety & more, including possible ADHD and poor eyesight.Read more