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The Millennial Mental-Health Crisis
Suicides and overdoses among young adults were already skyrocketing before the pandemic started. Now experts fear that the situation is going to get even worse.
The Atlantic, By Olga Khazan  READ ARTICLE

Are We Trading Our Happiness for Modern Comforts?
As society gets richer, people chase the wrong things.
The Atlantic, By Arthur C Brooks READ ARTICLE

Mental Illness vs. Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

Number of children going to ER with suicidal thoughts, attempts doubles, study finds 
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, CNN article

Why Are So Many Teen Athletes Struggling With Depression?
By Linda Flanigan article

There’s no evidence that hardening schools to make kids safer from gun violence actually works
By Valerie Strauss article

Why I Don’t Say My Son ‘Committed’ Suicide article
By Desiree Woodland

Teen Depression and Anxiety: Why the Kids Are Not Alright article
By Susanna Schrobsdorff / TIME

It’s Not Stigma, It’s Discrimination article
By Sue Abderholden

Pittsburgh researchers may have found 'cure' for some untreatable depressionarticle
By Sean D. Hamill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Binge Breaker • Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop. article
By Bianca Bosker / The Atlantic

Is Your Child a Phone ‘Addict’? article
By Ana Homayoun / New York Times

How (and When) to Limit Kids' Tech Use article
By Melanie Pinola / New York Times

Don’t Retire Too Soon: Parenting During The Adolescent Years article

When the State of the World Overwhelms You article
strategies we can adopt that can help us stay strong and centered
By Carolyn Joyce

Why Borderline Personality Disorder Is Misdiagnosed, article
By Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D.

‘13 Reasons Why’ Through the Lens of A Clinical Psychologistarticle
By Amy E. Ellis, Ph.D.

Stop chasing the drug! Focus on ACE'sarticle
By Jane Stevens

Girls Daring Greatlyarticle
By Sabrina Marie Hadeed

Going Wild, article
By Bethany Bray

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Studentsarticle
By Meg Anderson & Kavitha Cardoza
Part One – NPR Ed series on mental health in schools.

Staying Connected While Your Child Is Away at Wilderness Camparticle
By Meghan Vivo

Why College Dating Is So Messed Up?  article
By Charlotte Lieberman, Cosmopolitan

Ivy League Addictionarticle
By Charlotte Lieberman, Cosmopolitan, Sept. 2016

The Coddling of the American Mindarticle
By Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt, The Atlantic

Why Did a Popular, Smart, Athletic College Freshman Kill Herself? article

Suicide on Campus and the Pressure of Perfectionarticle
By Julie Scelfo, NY Times

How to help someone who is suicidal article
by Jason Cherkis

Are Kids' Sports Too Competitive? article
By Carol Mithers, Parenting

Unfriended; letter from mom to daughter, article
By Amanda Waggener

How Helicopter Parenting Can Cause Binge Drinking, article
By Caitlin Flanigan / The New Yorker

Affirmative Consent: Are Students Really Asking? article
By Sandy Keenan, NY Times

The Struggle with Struggling: Mental Health Awareness Month article
By Allie Marie Smith

A siblings' Guide to Psychosis article
By Sharon Mulder, Elizabeth Lines

Four Steps to Choosing a College Major article
By Nathan Gebhard, NY Times

The Real Skinny on Freshman Year article
By Michelle Slatalla, NY Times

Advice for New Students From Those Who Know (Older Students) article
By NY Times

10 Social Apps Every Parent of a Teen Should Know article
By Megan Maas

Building Resilience in Childrenarticle
By Healthy Children Magazine

Professional Parenting; Raising fully functioning adultsarticle
By Luis Moro

Shutting Down Five Misconceptions About Depression article
By Caroline Kaufman

Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls… article & 3 min podcast

Food For the Brain

Websites with information on how food can make a difference with your moods…