Posts Tagged ‘Spotlight on Teen Mental Health’

Azriel Rueven Apap knows he has the support of his family, including his mother, Deb Kovsky.

How to Support LGBTQ+ Teens

By Ronelle Grier Photography by Anthony Lanzilote   Parental support in particular is essential to teens within gender and sexual minorities.   Today’s teens are under pressure like never before. Along with the age-old challenges of figuring out their identities, fitting in with peers and getting into college, social media has wreaked new havoc on…

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Michigan Partnership Forms to Fight Opioid Deaths

From the JN Staff As opioid addiction rates rise to unprecedented levels in the state and around the country, a new public-private collaborative including the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and key funders has formed with the goal of decreasing opioid overdoses and deaths. The Michigan Opioid Partnership will address the growing opioid…

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Less Screen Time Means Happier Teens

Less screen time can improve the psychological well-being (measured by self-esteem, life satisfaction and happiness) of teenagers, according to a study published this month in the journal PsycNet. [media-credit id=22709 align=”alignright” width=”166″][/media-credit] The study found that adolescents who spent more time on electronic communication and screens (e.g., social media, the Internet, texting, gaming) and less…

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Ethan Bean

Too Much To Bear – Teen Suicide

Despite his wonderful qualities, Ethan Bean’s sadness and isolation led to suicide. Ethan Bean was funny, quirky, bright and inquisitive. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling around the country or taking local excursions to Greenfield Village and Downtown Detroit to explore restaurants and art venues. He relished jazz concerts with his family, and…

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At night around the camp fire, staff and campers check in and discuss weekly goals.

Wilderness Therapy

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Photos courtesy of BaMidbar Wildnerness Therapy Detroiter helps shape Colorado camp for young Jews struggling with mental health issues. Growing up in a Lubavitch home in Oak Park that was open to all Jews but closed to secular values, Hindy Finman reached adolescence in a happy bubble.…

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Hope Not Handcuffs

Above: Judge Linda Davis presents a program about Hope Not Handcuffs. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Police departments to provide a pathway to treatment for addicts. People dealing with addiction in Macomb County who run afoul of the law have a chance at staying out of jail thanks to a program launched last February called Hope…

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Young girl scratching arm in frustration self abusing. Self harm. self-harm. self-harming

The Unkindest Cut

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Some teens resort to self-harming behaviors to cope with life and to release the pain. Alana’s parents knew something was amiss with their daughter. She seemed sad, more withdrawn than before, but whenever they tried to talk to her, she said things were fine. When winter…

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In Their Own Words

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Teens share their stories of dealing with mental health challenges. Battling With Your Brain My brain is a bully. You are ugly. You suck. You will never be good enough. You are a failure. You are a disappointment. You have no talents. You have no skill.…

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Teens Race To Make A Difference

5K planned to help end teen substance abuse. Runners and walkers are invited to “Spring Into Action” in downtown Franklin May 19 at a 5K to help end teen substance abuse one step at a time. Led by the Youth Action Board (YAB) of the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition (BBCC), the YAB’s goal is to…

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