Month: January 2011

Runaway Kids

There are a number of teens that are in desperate need of help; teens who are alone and don’t have anyone to turn to; teens who may not admit that they need help; teens that are runaways. An estimated 2.8 million runaway teens live on the streets of our country, many of them living hard […]

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Worst Celebrity Relapses in the Past Year

Relapse is hard for someone who is going through detox and treatment for drug abuse or alcoholism. It can even keep someone away from treatment altogether, because no one likes to fail at such a big task. It is also difficult for family and loved ones to see people go through relapse, and it can […]

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Self-Medicating for Depression in Teens

Teens who suffer from depression are more likely to also abuse drugs and alcohol. Many do so to self-medicate for their depression, but this only makes the condition worse. It is important to help our teens develop positive ways to handle their depression, and get professional help if necessary. Symptoms of Depression A teen with […]

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Faking Mental Illness

A little bit of admiration and respect are a good thing. But a new survey suggests that teens are trying to copy unhealthy characteristics of celebrities. The stick-thin images we see in magazines and movies have been a problem among celebrities and the teens they inspire for some time. Teens and pre-teens often struggle with […]

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