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How to Spot Mental Health Issues in Children: A Guide for Parents

on June 03, 2019

No parent wants to witness their child suffering—for any reason. But mental illness can be exponentially more difficult to watch, because you can’t see or comprehend the source, as you could with a fever, for instance.

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on July 25, 2018

When families are left with devastation and grief after a suicide, many ask why they didn’t see it coming or how they could’ve helped a loved one.

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Can AI algorithms help prevent suicide?

on June 29, 2018

"I don’t want to live no more." These were the final words posted by a 14-year-old from Miami, a year before she launched a Facebook live stream and hung herself in front of her webcam. Her two-hour live stream was reportedly viewed by thousands of people, including a friend who called the police. Unfortunately, the authorities arrived too late to save her.

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Helping to Prevent Suicide, Recognizing Suicide Prevention Week

on September 15, 2017

This week is Suicide Prevention Week. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 million people die each year from suicide. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least 90% of all people who die by suicide suffered from one or more mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression.

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How Smartphones Are Impacting Future Generations’ Mental Health

on August 11, 2017

Think back to your childhood. How did you spend your free time? Did you roam the neighborhood with your friends? Did you take unsupervised trips to the mall?

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Online Searches About Suicide Climbed After '13 Reasons Why' Premiere

on August 04, 2017

The popular Netflix show 13 Reasons Why addresses a number of tough issues: sexual assault, cyberbullying, depression, and suicide. These are important topics to discuss, and it’s critical to do so in a way that helps, rather than harms, the intended audience.

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The Child Mental Health Crisis

on June 16, 2017

People often associate carefree adventures and unconditional parental love with childhood. However, that is not always the case. A recent trend of suicide and suicidal thoughts in youths has been on the rise over the past couple of years. By the end of 2014, the national suicide rate for children reached a 30-year high. In the last decade, the rate of suicide for girls between the ages of 10-14 increased by threefold.

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Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy Discuss the Weight of Mental Illness

on March 17, 2017

What do Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy have in common? They both have been personally affected by mental illness, and they’ve been advocating for better mental health awareness and treatment.

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It’s Okay To Talk: Men Are Speaking Out About Suicide

on September 02, 2016

Throughout the past few weeks, you may have seen people on social media posting pictures making the “OK” symbol with their hands with the hashtag #ItsOkayToTalk.

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