New Suicide Support Booklet and Other News

Youth Suicide Support Booklet

The mother of a teen who committed suicide in Nova Scotia recently developed a booklet which “provides helpful resources to support families that have lost a young adult to suicide.” You can read a story on how this mother’s struggle inspired her to create the resource by clicking here. The article was written by John McPhee for The Chronicle-Herald.

To download this booklet and other free resources, visit the Teen Mental Health Website.

“Adolescents at Risk for Suicide”

Jann Gumbiner, PhD, a licensed psychologist and clinical professor at the University of California, discusses risk factors for teen suicide and provides preventative suggestions in this informative article featured on this Psychology Today Blog.

New Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

A new recommendation from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises that adolescent girls make their first gynecologist appointment between ages 13 to 15

Click here to read a detailed article on the new medical opinion featured on the MedPage Today Website.

Parenting  style may affect teen drinking reports on this new study out of Bringham University analyzing the link between parenting styles and the likelihood of teen drinking. Click here to read the article.