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Exploring the Link Between Smartphone Usage and Childhood Depression, Anxiety and Suicide
Studies show a connection between increasing smartphone usage and the rising rates of teen depression. Adults can play an important role in supporting mental health and the well-being of teenagers by understanding how to use this information to support teens emotional needs
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How An Overbearing Parent Can Aid In Addiction

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How An Overbearing Parent Can Aid In Addiction
The helicopter parent has become a common joke, yet this type of parenting style is anything but funny. While overbearing parents believe that they are doing the best for their child, they create situations that can lead to serious problems such as addiction later on.
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Is Your Child Addicted?

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Is Your Child Addicted?
Having a child addicted to drink or drugs is a common nightmare for today's parents. Here is how to tell if a son or daughter is an addict.
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New Study on Youth Suicide-Urban vs Rural

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JAMA Pediatrics released yesterday an article about youth suicides, comparing urban and rural settings. While Boise isn't considered rural, much of Idaho is. The study found that suicide rates for both males and females were almost double in rural settings, and that the rates of suicide by firearms were disproportionately higher in rural areas. If you know someone who is coping  with symptoms of depression, consider having a discussion about how you can reduce risk--keepi...
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Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse has a great resource for families. It's called Family Check UP and addresses the 5 following topics, providing resources for how to talk with your family about each:  Communication Encouragement Negotiation Setting Limits SupervisionFrom NIDA's website: "These five questions, developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, highlight parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progressi...
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Teens Watch on YouTube Other Teens Drinking

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In the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, a study was done of videos on YouTube of teens' drinking behavior. The following is quoted from the abstract: Results: There were a total of 333,246,875 views for all videos combined. While 89% of videos involved males, only 49% involved females. The videos had a median of 1,646 (interquartile range [IQR] 300 to 22,969) “like” designations and 33 (IQR 14 to 1,261) “dislike” designations each...
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The school year is in full swing. Perhaps like many parents, your afternoons and evenings are busy getting kids to sports, music lessons, dance practices, etc. We want to reconnect with our kids and start with "How was your day?". Sometimes the answer is a simple 'fine'. But that isn't much of a conversation. When my kids were younger, and more willing to share all, we would discuss the 3 worst and 3 best parts about their day. That helped us have a dialogue, and that ...
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Underage Drinking Resources

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It's hard to talk with kids about hard topics--that's why they're hard! SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has some videos on YouTube to help parents learn how to start these hard conversations. The campaign is called "Talk. They Hear You." Hope you find them helpful. 
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New Study on Who Is Likely To Binge Drink

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In Nature this week there is a new study predicting who is likely to binge drink. This study looked at brains of 700 teens throughout Europe. Several factors were present, but a big one seemed to be personality. Thrill-seekers and those who were less conscientious were at greater risk. However, brain structure showed a relationship, as well. Here's a quote from NPR which paraphrases the study: Among binge drinkers, the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, which plays a ro...
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Alcohol-Related Deaths in America

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released new numbers this past month regarding alcohol effects in America. The study looked at data from years 2006-2010 and looked at alcohol-attributable deaths (AAD), as well as years of life potentially lost (YPLL) due to excessive alcohol use.  Here are two quotes from the report:      Excessive drinking accounted for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults in the United States.  Among working-a...
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