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College Students of Color: Overcoming Racial Disparities and Discrimination

Diversity allows us to embrace humanity in a broader way, and to educate and improve ourselves. Today, college campuses are more diverse than ever, and students of color make up over 45% of college populations.

Support Kids and Teens Following the Riot In Our Nation’s Capitol

The images of chaos and violence in our nation’s Capitol that many children and teens have been seeing in the media have been disturbing and scary.

11 Consejos de Auto-Cuidado para Adolescentes y Adultos Jóvenes

Estrés.

Los adolescentes y adultos jóvenes ahora están más estresados, ansiosos, deprimidos y solos que nunca – al menos en los Estados Unidos.  A primera vista, es difícil aceptar este hecho.

Desordenes del Juego

“Él está jugando juegos todo el tiempo. ¡Cada oportunidad que tenga! Desde el momento en que llega a casa hasta la hora de acostarse, está en su habitación con esa computadora. Y casi no pasa tiempo con la familia. ¿Es adicto? Estoy realmente preocupado.

COVID-19 and College Students, featuring Khadijah Booth Watkins, MD, MPH – Shrinking It Down

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for “Shrinking It Down.”

When teens leave home for college, it’s natural for both parents and young adults to adjust to new lifestyles and living apart.

When Young People Lose a Hero to a Tragic Death

Most of us, young and old, were stunned by the tragic death of Kobe Bryant along with his daughter. Whether you are a Laker’s fan or not, Kobe represented something more, including for young people.  

Tom Brady said it this way in a Twitter statement:  

“And in this tragedy, I have learned so much.

The Trauma of Teenage Breakups

When you’re 17 years old, breaking up with someone really, really hurts.

Yeah, that’s a cliché. So much so that almost every adult can think of a favorite popular culture reference to this particular kind of pain. My personal favorite occurs at the heartbreaking beginning of Nick Hornby’s novel, High Fidelity.

5 Ways To Avoid Becoming A Helicopter Parent As You Send Your Child Off To College

Emily, a college freshman, strolls from her dorm to her biology class and en route, she calls her mother so that she doesn’t appear aimless and lonely as she passes by her peers. She barely notices that almost all them are also on their cell phones.

Being an Emotional Sponge: Supporting Young People Who Are Supporting Friends

Mental health problems among young people are on the rise. Recent studies show that depression, anxiety, suicide and loneliness are escalating, and that Generation Z is struggling now more than ever before.

The good news is that more young people are openly talking about emotional and behavioral challenges.

11 Self-Care Tips for Teens and Young Adults

Stress.  

Teens and young adults today are more stressed, anxious, depressed and lonely than ever – at least in the United States. At first glance, it’s hard to wrap your head around this fact.  

No one really knows the root cause, but it seems to be a perfect storm of several factors.