Adolescent Counseling Services’ Resource Blog

Isn’t there an ‘App’ for that?! Real perspective on College Application Anxiety

Written By:  JoAnn Kukulus, MFTI, On-Campus Counseling Program Site Coordinator Cooler weather, changing seasons, shorter days, Autumn holidays…..COLLEGE APPLICATIONS!!! High school students in general are reporting greater stress than ever and with deadlines for submitting college applications. Admission to next fall’s academic term is rapidly approaching, and to be perfectly honest, now is possibly one of […]

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There’s a Startling Increase in Major Depression Among Teens in the U.S.

Reported By: Susanna Schrobbsdorff, TIME Magazine But there hasn’t a corresponding increase in mental health treatment for adolescents and young adults Describing teens as moody and angsty is an old cliche. That stage of life is loaded with drama and intense feelings. And it was ever thus—just go back read your high school diary for evidence. […]

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School Stress: Why Your Teen Needs a Good Night’s Sleep

Reported By: Partnership for Drug-free Kids Teenagers are living life at full speed — growing, learning, studying, exploding with hormones, learning to drive, gaining autonomy and coping with daily pressure and stress. It turns out that they need more sleep than adults to stay healthy and safe – and cope with stress. To learn more […]

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Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

Written By:  Meg Anderson and Kavitha Cardoza, nprED You might call it a silent epidemic.   Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year. So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the […]

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Poverty And Instability In The Lives Of LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Written By:  Brandon Andrew Robinson, Huffington Post Contributor  “And you know how people say a mother’s love is unconditional? When I was 12, I figured out that my mother’s love was conditional,” stated Jenelle,* a 21-year-old Hispanic transgender woman, who I met while conducting research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth homelessness. […]

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How Social Media Is a Toxic Mirror

Reported By: Rachel Simmons, TIME Magazine We’ve long understood that movies, magazines and television damage teens’ body image by enforcing a “thin ideal.” Less known is the impact of social media on body confidence. With the rapid aging down of smart phone ownership, most parents spend “digital parenting” time on character coaching, making sure their […]

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