Articles containing: young adults

The College Mental Health Crisis: A Call for Cultural Change – Part 1

February 20, 2017

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This is the first blog post in a two-part series on college mental health in the United States. The focus of this first post is college student suicide.

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Rules For Dating In A Non-Dating World

September 22, 2015

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Before I actually had a daughter, I imagined that I’d be pretty cool with the whole dating thing.  You know, a tiny bit formal perhaps—ask the young man (or the young lady) a few probing but non-threatening questions; remind both my daughter and her date about the curfew; and, refrain from kissing my daughter goodbye.

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Rise Of The YA Novel

July 16, 2014

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

When I was young, the neighborhood bookstore had a distinctive arrangement.  It almost always looked something like this:

The front table?  Spy novels and books about tennis.

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Tips For Parents Sending Their Kids To College

September 23, 2013

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College is quite a milestone in family life. For parents and college-bound youth, it represents the real beginning of adulthood. Prospects of autonomy, independence and REALLY leaving home come to mind. It’s an incredibly exciting and long-awaited achievement.

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Almost Anorexic

September 23, 2013

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Eating disorders are more common than you might think. A recent study of more than 8,000 teen girls found that, taken together, the prevalence of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and sub-threshold eating disorders ranged from 13% to 21%.

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“Molly” Is Not Your Friend

September 23, 2013

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All too often there is a new or modified drug that makes headlines not because of its therapeutic benefits, but because of its propensity to kill teens and young adults.

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What If My Child Is Suicidal?

September 18, 2013

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We’ve begun many of these posts with stories.  We’re not going to do that with this post.  When a child takes his or her life, we don’t need to make the post personal.  The loss of a child to suicide is necessarily tragic, and deeply disturbing.  Fortunately, it is also potentially preventable.

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