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August 31, 2021

Most Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Have Tried to Quit

  • Addiction, Patients and Families

More than half of middle and high schoolers who use e-cigarettes said that they intend to quit and about two-thirds had tried to quit during the past year, according to a recent study in Pediatrics.

August 11, 2021

Returning to School as the Pandemic Draws on: Addressing Concerns, Fears and Worries

  • Patients and Families

Across the country, communities and families are challenged by the prospect of sending children back to school amidst the ongoing pandemic uncertainties. You and members of your community may be wondering: what should I consider when choosing to return to the classroom? How do we keep students and teachers safe? How are students coping mentally and emotionally? How can we tell when a child or teen might need help and support from a professional?  How can we make sure children can access the help they need?

August 05, 2021

Participating in Social Groups to Help Manage Depression

  • Patients and Families

Participation in social groups may be an effective way to manage mild to moderate depression, according to a new study from researchers at The University of Queensland, Australia. It can be especially for useful for people seeking to stop using antidepressants, they note.

June 29, 2021

National 988 Crisis Line One Step in Improving Mental Health Crisis Services

  • Patients and Families, What APA is Doing For You

The number of people experiencing mental health crises is up—drug overdoses and suicides have overtaken traffic accidents as the two leading causes of death among young Americans ages 25-44. Unfortunately, individuals in crisis often do not receive appropriate and effective response and do not get the care and help they need.

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