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Shedding Light on The Darkness – Adolescent Suicide

Guest Post from Jumo Health – When we talk about health, it’s important to remember that not all pain is physical and not all wounds are visible. Mental health is just as important as physical health. In fact, the two are parallel. The entire body relies on a healthy mental well-being to function properly.

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Portrayals of Mental Health, Binge-Drinking, and Addiction in TV & Movies: How Does It Impact Our Kids?

Portrayals of addiction and mental illness are rampant in the movies and on TV with some 83% of Hollywood blockbusters depicting alcohol use.[1] And, because both mental illness and addiction affect millions of Americans, it is a very relatable topic. But do portrayals of alcohol and drug use on film lead kids to abuse these substances? Do teens see accurate representations of mental illness in the media – or is Hollywood creating unrealistic depictions?

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What Drugs Do to Teens: Bodies

Welcome to the second in our series about how drugs affect teens. This time we will focus on the physical effects of drug use on the body. Addiction can develop in anyone, but adolescence is a time of life when individuals are more vulnerable to the impact of substance use and abuse.

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Impact of Bullying and Youth Violence in High Schools

School violence isn’t easy to understand, but it is something we seem to hear about more and more. Bullying, while nothing new, is of growing concern to parents at home and educators in schools because of its impact on children, learning, and the educational environment. So, let’s talk about youth violence and bullying to see how it impacts our kids and what adults can do to help.

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What Drugs Really Do to Teens: Brains

“This is your brain on drugs.” An iconic ad campaign that influenced an entire generation of young people. But what do drugs really do to your brain when you’re a teen? Welcome to the first in our series about how drugs affect teen bodies.

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Parents: How Can You Help Teens Make Smart Choices?

Spring Break is just around the corner and summer isn’t far behind – both times when parental supervision levels may change as kids are away from home more. But even beyond these big events, kids need to be making good decisions about their lives and the things that might impact them every day. So, how […]

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