Michele Brown

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suicide prevention in the age of cyber bullying – how you can help

Posted by Michele Brown on Sep 14, 2017 2:23:46 PM

The statistics are staggering. According to a national study, between 6 and 35% of the young people in this country have experienced some form cyber bullying. It’s being recognized as a new form of violence, and it has potentially devastating consequences.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Bullying, Parenting

risky business - when your child’s behaviors and habits might be unhealthy

Posted by Michele Brown on Aug 2, 2017 3:02:41 PM

Mental illness rarely first occurs as a full-blown disorder, short of a traumatic experience. There are usually warning signs and red flags that can alert parents that their child’s mental well-being may be at risk.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Parenting

the troubling stats on teen suicide among hispanic girls

Posted by Michele Brown on Jul 19, 2017 2:42:27 PM

The devastating statistics on teen suicide are startling, and should be taken seriously by any parent, especially if your child has existing mental health issues. Suicide is, sadly, the second leading cause of death (after traffic fatalities) for teenagers in the U.S., accounting for eight deaths per 100,000 teens.

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Topics: Depression, Teen Suicide, Research, Mental Health