• Treating Teens' Depression May Be Great for Parents' Mental Health, Too

    10 days ago - By The Atlantic

    I spent a lot of time in therapy as a kid, for depression among other things. On and off until I graduated high school, I'd “hang out” in the doctor's office, playing Connect 4 before begrudgingly consenting to more intense discussions. The effect of these sessions was undoubtedly helpful for me. But one thing my self-involved teen brain never considered was that the treatment could improve my parents' mental health as well. Preliminary new research, presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association on Saturday, suggests that it did: When depressed teens go...
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  • 8 Health Checks Everyone Should Get Before Starting College

    10 days ago - By Topix

    You know what time it is: back-to-school! And for many students , the countdown has begun for the official transition into their new lives as college kids. Amid the countless Target runs and existential crises that are likely to ensue in the following weeks, it is essential to make these health appointments for your college-bound kid before they depart.
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  • Central Florida schools get millions of dollars for mental-health services after Parkland shooting

    10 days ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    After years of “begging” the Legislature for more resources, Central Florida schools are getting millions of dollars to spend on mental health counselors and services for students this year - a result of the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead. Each district is substantially increasing...
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