Students may have stayed connected, but online and real life really are different.
Application deadlines are coming up for graduating seniors interested in going to college next year. It’s a stressful time. Youth Radio talked to three graduating seniors, Arnav Gupta, Nina Roehl, and Sierra Fang-Horvath, about their mad sprint to the finish line.
At home, I isolate myself. When I have my anxiety attacks, usually I lay on my back or my side and I start to hyperventilate. Inside [there are] a lot of things just going through my mind, just a lot of bad things. That’s all I think about. And the more I think about it, the worse it gets. So then I usually just cry it out.
I thought it would be a shortcut to happiness — until I experienced the side effects.
When you’re like me, a teen with anxiety, it’s a good idea to try to avoid your stressors.
By Wendy Menjivar/ VoiceWaves As Sunday night arrives most college students prepare by filling their backpacks with books for the…
Depression in teens can be difficult to recognize, particularly when you factor in cultural views of mental illness. This resource includes discussion questions and resources for high school students.
It’s unusual enough for an Asian American parent to discuss mental health with teens, given the stigma that surrounds mental illness in many Asian American communities. But Wei speaks with an indisputable authority: a teenage son who struggled for years with minor depression, a daughter who took her life in college.
This week, clinicians, researchers, insurers and patients have a new handbook for diagnosing mental disorders. The DSM-5 (the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) contains changes that will affect young people specifically, including new guidelines on how to measure and document suicidal behavior in adolescents.
Dr. David Shaffer, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Columbia University, worked on this section of the new manual, and he gave us a little background.