Joker: Men and Mental Health No Laughing Matter
05November

Joker: Men and Mental Health No Laughing MatterJoker: Men and Mental Health No Laughing MatterJoker: Men and Mental Health No Laughing Matter

By Family First Adolescent Services

I Discovered a Piece of Cinema that Tapped into Some of My Own Personal Grief The tears welling up in my eyes as I left the movie theatre came as a big surprise to me. Not just because Joker had managed to produce tears of deep sadness...

I Discovered a Piece of Cinema that Tapped into Some of My Own Personal Grief The tears welling up in my eyes as I left the movie theatre came as a big surprise to me. Not just because Joker had managed to produce tears of deep sadness instead of tears of laughter, but because...

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I Know My Depression Frightens You: Its Okay, Were In This Together
04November

I Know My Depression Frightens You: Its Okay, Were In...I Know My Depression Frightens You: Its Okay,...I Know My Depression Frightens You: Its Okay, Were In...

By Family First Adolescent Services

I Used To Use The Phrase “Under a Rock” to Describe My DOWN State I notice friends dropping off the radar when I’m in a DOWN state. For clarification, and for my own re-framing, my DOWN state looks a lot like some...

I Used To Use The Phrase “Under a Rock” to Describe My DOWN State I notice friends dropping off the radar when I’m in a DOWN state. For clarification, and for my own re-framing, my DOWN state looks a lot like some people’s GOOD state. I was describing my low...

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Warning Signs of Suicide
25October

Warning Signs of SuicideWarning Signs of SuicideWarning Signs of Suicide

By Family First Adolescent Services

Prevention of suicide is the recognition of the many warning signs of suicide Knowing the signs of suicide may help you prevent someone from successfully dying by suicide. While knowing suicidal signs may be helpful, keep in mind that even if...

Prevention of suicide is the recognition of the many warning signs of suicide Knowing the signs of suicide may help you prevent someone from successfully dying by suicide. While knowing suicidal signs may be helpful, keep in mind that even if you make every attempt to help prevent...

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PTSD Nearly Doubles the Risk of Infection
25October

PTSD Nearly Doubles the Risk of InfectionPTSD Nearly Doubles the Risk of InfectionPTSD Nearly Doubles the Risk of Infection

By Family First Adolescent Services

Boston University School of Public Health study the relationship between PTSD and dozens of infection types A new study finds that people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are 1.8 times as likely to have any infection as those without...

Boston University School of Public Health study the relationship between PTSD and dozens of infection types A new study finds that people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are 1.8 times as likely to have any infection as those without PTSD, ranging from being 1.3 times as...

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Living in a virtual world: teenage problematic gaming
24October

Living in a virtual world: teenage problematic gamingLiving in a virtual world: teenage...Living in a virtual world: teenage problematic gaming

By Mike Giresi

From Frogger to Fortnite, we’ve leveled up significantly since video games first started capturing the attention of young people. In June 2018, the World Health Organization declared gaming, including video gaming and internet gaming, a...

From Frogger to Fortnite, we’ve leveled up significantly since video games first started capturing the attention of young people. In June 2018, the World Health Organization declared gaming, including video gaming and internet gaming, a disorder, and while some applauded the move,...

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Signs of Anxiety Disorder
22October

Signs of Anxiety DisorderSigns of Anxiety DisorderSigns of Anxiety Disorder

Recognizing whether or not a teen suffers from clinical anxiety can be difficult for parents to suss out on their own. After all, as any parent of a teenager can tell you: “getting a teenager to talk about their emotional and mental state...

Recognizing whether or not a teen suffers from clinical anxiety can be difficult for parents to suss out on their own. After all, as any parent of a teenager can tell you: “getting a teenager to talk about their emotional and mental state can be precarious, to say the...

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Rest After Trauma May Help Decrease PTSD Symptoms
22October

Rest After Trauma May Help Decrease PTSD SymptomsRest After Trauma May Help Decrease PTSD...Rest After Trauma May Help Decrease PTSD Symptoms

By Family First Adolescent Services

The binding of an event memory with its context may be partially restored with rest, facilitating deliberate control of the memory New research suggests a period of rest following a traumatic event can help reduce the subsequent development of...

The binding of an event memory with its context may be partially restored with rest, facilitating deliberate control of the memory New research suggests a period of rest following a traumatic event can help reduce the subsequent development of involuntary “memory...

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How to Make Friends When You Are Anxious
18October

How to Make Friends When You Are AnxiousHow to Make Friends When You Are AnxiousHow to Make Friends When You Are Anxious

By Family First Adolescent Services

Work with the anxiety as opposed to fighting it... I just moved to a new city and I barely know anyone here. Needless to say, I am anxious; more anxious than I usually am! Living in a new place is truly starting over for me and my family. I...

Work with the anxiety as opposed to fighting it... I just moved to a new city and I barely know anyone here. Needless to say, I am anxious; more anxious than I usually am! Living in a new place is truly starting over for me and my family. I have a lot of anxiety being here with all...

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