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Wisconsin aspiring to be first US state to be completely trauma-informed

March 26, 2018   0 Comments

Wisconsin aspiring to be first US state to be completely trauma-informed

Unaddressed trauma is a serious public health problem. The long-lasting detrimental impact of trauma on physical and mental health, especially among children, is necessitating the adoption of a trauma-informed approach to care. Wisconsin is leading the effort to become the United States’ first trauma-informed state. On March 13, 2018, Wisconsin Governor Scott K. Walker signed
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PTSD not only war veterans’ disease; here’s how it affects teens

December 5, 2017   0 Comments

The mention of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) generally brings to mind images of veterans struggling with the stress of overcoming their devastating war-time experiences. While this may be considered the most widely known form of PTSD, the onset of the disorder can take place due to various non-combat reasons as well. This mental disorder may
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Rapper Lil Peep dies at 21, drug overdose suspected

December 1, 2017   0 Comments

Gustav Åhr, popular by stage name Lil Peep, died recently of a suspected drug overdose. The 21-year-old singer was found dead inside his tour bus in Tucson, Arizona hours before his show on November 15, 2017. The detectives investigating his death stated that he could have died due to an overdose of Xanax, an anti-anxiety
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Attention bias modification treatment in depressed adolescents

April 5, 2016   0 Comments

Depression is the most prevalent mental health disorder among teens and adults in the U.S. In 2014, an estimated 2.8 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in the past year, translating into 11.4 percent of the U.S. population aged 12 to 17. Amid such an
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Assessing society’s archetypal persona of the social alcohol abuser

April 5, 2016   0 Comments

“I don’t even know what drunk means. She may get tipsy now and then, but all she does is get silly.” True story from a family court investigator interviewing a teen attempting to cover up mom’s drinking habits; she was asked if she and a younger sibling feel safe. The teen reportedly added later that
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The effects of addicted parents on their children

April 5, 2016   0 Comments

Telling somebody to avoid temptation is easy. Actually doing it is hard. Since the 1980s, kids have been bombarded with anti-drug messages. They’re told to just say no, dare to stay off drugs and to get the facts about drug and alcohol abuse. Although there’s certainly room to debate how effective anti-drug programs are, being
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‘Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions’ discusses DBT skills for behavioral health challenges

April 5, 2016   0 Comments

While being a teen and dealing with the roller coaster that is puberty is rough, parenting a teen is a whole other ball game. This is made more complicated when dealing with a teen whose emotions go far beyond the norm for this hormonal stage of life. Teens with intense emotions may be struggling with
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Adolescent marijuana use greatly increases the chance of mental illness

March 8, 2016   0 Comments

According to Harvard Medical School, adolescents who regularly smoke marijuana are twice as likely to develop psychosis or schizophrenia as adolescents who do not light up. Young people who regularly use drugs place themselves at greater risk for developing not just psychosis but a variety of later-life mental health problems. Early marijuana use and mental
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