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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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What to Do When Traditional Therapy Is Not Working
Therapy is one of the best ways to deal with stress and depression, but it may not work all the time. Nevertheless, the fact that therapy may not work in some cases does not mean that you are beyond redemption. There are several alternatives to therapy that may help you deal with psychological problems.
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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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Suicide Prevention

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With the untimely death of Robin Williams, there have been many articles and programs written about suicide of late. They're hard for me to take in. When I was just starting out in mental health in 1990, I went to hear a psychiatrist speak about new brain research on schizophrenia. While perhaps the good doctor was speaking in hyperbole, he said, "The 90s is the decade of the brain! There is every reason to believe we will have a cure for schizophrenia by the year 2000". At th...
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Suicide Prevention Website

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a great website with lots of useful information. The name of the site is You Matter. There are sections for getting help for yourself or for a friend,  and for recognizing warning signs for suicide. Another section on the site is a blog that is divided into three focus topics--One is Self Love, which is all about good self care and has articles such as 'getting through the next 5 minutes'. The next focus topic is What to Ex...
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LiveThroughThis.org is a project that shares real life stories by suicide survivors. The founder wants survivors to feel supported, to feel they are never alone. Here is a link to learn more about the project. Please note that some stories could be a trigger. Be mindful and use good self-care when accessing this site.
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Just For Men--Mantherapy.org

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Men deal with depression. It's a fact. Men need support, just like women, but perhaps with a different approach. Enter mantherapy.org. This is a website sponsored by Colorado's Health and Welfare department, and it is "hosted" by Dr (NOT a real doctor) Rich Mahogany. On this site you can learn about depression and how to help men cope more effectively.
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Understanding Suicide

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It’s almost March and the sun is shining. Often we think about the darkest months of winter as being the time of year when suicide is most common. However, research indicates that the spring and summer months tend to have higher rates. There are many theories as to why this is the case, but unfortunately, none are definitive.
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