Although teen perfectionists often appear to be doing well on the surface, they are not impervious to hardships. They are young people who are often in need of support.
Canada ranks 30th out of 38 wealthy nations in supporting the mental health and well-being of children. The need to invest in and prioritize mental health for children and young people is urgent.
School violence prevention requires professionals – counselors, psychologists and social workers – who know how to create an emotionally safe environment. Those staffers are in very short supply.
New research shows that many young people report a sense of temporary relief following episodes of self-harm. But there are clear ways to help teens replace injurious behaviors with healthy ones.
Many students with disabilities got few or no services during the pandemic, and aren’t now receiving the support they need to regain their lost ground and continue to learn
Bullied teens reported heightened anxiety when they were attending in-person school, but not when they were attending online school.
Parents can support their children through the coming weeks of year 12 exams by using four strategies.
Attention control theory holds that heightened anxiety impairs the efficiency of mental processes. For instance, stressing about something can make us lose focus on the task at hand.
Year 12 students, particularly in NSW and Victoria, have been disconnected from friends and faced anxiety over the uncertainty of exams. This added to the already high stress levels of this age group.
A former student at a therapeutic boarding school, who is now a scholar, explains why she believes a growing outcry is making a difference.
The adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to experience. Puberty is is the time brain networks are hardwired around milestone events. We should help teenagers make meaning of the pandemic.
The texts in this shortlist demonstrate how young characters have coped with trauma and uncertainty.
Understanding a family member’s diagnosis can help teens feel less stressed, afraid and alone.
The middle years (between 8 and 14 years old) are a foundational period for development. But these years don’t receive enough support from the education system.
COVID-19 is affecting many people’s state of mind, but some of the most vulnerable members of our communities are children and youth with pre-existing mental health challenges.
Here’s what you need to know before you share your mental health story, or ask others to share.
A new report offers data on mental health in young people.
Some students are grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. Even those not directly affected by fires may be distressed by stories they’ve heard or images they’ve seen. How can schools help?
If you suspect your child – whether they are in early childhood education and care, primary or secondary school – has a questionable friend, here are some tips on how to deal with it.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stressful life events. Teenagers with at least one close friend and strong family relationships are more resilient than teens without such relationships.