9 Blogs tagged as depression
November 12, 2018
Anxious teens are at heightened risk for a host of long-term problems, including depression, substance abuse and suicide.
June 19, 2018
For parents, it’s often hard to separate the warning signs of mental illness from typically erratic teenage behavior.
May 16, 2018
The number of kids who struggle with thoughts of suicide or who attempt to kill themselves is rising. New research finds children ages 5 to 17 visited children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts about twice as often in 2015 as in 2008.
March 28, 2018
Between 2009 and 2015, the number of college students visiting counseling centers increased by about 30% on average, while enrollment grew by less than 6%. Students seeking help are increasingly likely to have attempted suicide or engaged in self-harm. In spring 2017, nearly 40% of college students said they had felt so depressed in the prior year that it was difficult for them to function, and 61% of students said they had “felt overwhelming anxiety” in the same time period.
March 19, 2018
The suicide rate for white children and teens between 10 and 17 was up 70% between 2006 and 2016, the latest data analysis available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although black children and teens kill themselves less often than white youth do, the rate of increase was higher — 77%.
March 1, 2018
One out of every 4 or 5. That’s how many students will display a significant mental health problem over the course of their lifetime.
February 22, 2018
Many of us think of college as a wondrous time of new experiences and great freedom to explore new ideas and find one’s true self. In recent years, however, depression and anxiety have afflicted college students at alarming rates.
February 21, 2018
It’s too easy to get caught up in problems and live as a ball of stress. Of course, some problems are tragic. Most problems, however, are just signs that you’re a human being who has the privilege of still being alive. In that spirit, here are six great things about having problems.
January 18, 2018
Students often have to wait weeks just for an initial intake exam to review their symptoms. The wait to see a psychiatrist who can prescribe or adjust medication — often a part-time employee — may be longer still.