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Why Do We Fear Speaking Out?

May 1, 2019

Being a public advocate for mental health often means it is a requirement to share your personal story revolving around it. Many people fear doing this, even on a casual level. Especially teens and young adults. Some people are very open about their issues and expressing themselves…but for others, it’s not so easy, is it? […]

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Disruptive Behavior: Why It’s Often Misdiagnosed

October 24, 2018

October 24, 2018 | Child Mind Institute Tantrums and defiance may mask issues that aren’t apparent to teachers and parents Most children have occasional temper tantrums or emotional outbursts, but when kids repeatedly lash out, are defiant, or can’t control their tempers, it can impair their functioning in school and cause serious family turmoil. The […]

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Prevalence of Youth Suicide and Suicide Prevention

June 29, 2018

June 21, 2018 | SAMHSA TA Tidbits Suicide is the second leading cause of death for American youth ages 15-19 and the third leading cause for youth ages 10-24. Rates of suicidal ideation and attempted suicide are also high. In a recent national survey, 17% of high school students reported seriously considering suicide and 7% reported […]

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