In: Self-Harm

Borderline Personality Disorder Linked With Drug Addiction

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex and severe mental illness that is characterized by poor interpersonal relationships, mood instability, and…

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Risk Factors and Warning Signs: Is Your Teenager Depressed?

George Livengood, Assistant National Director of Operations, Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program   Sadness. Irritability. Withdrawal from friends. Weight loss. Depression can reveal itself…

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8 Tips on How to Talk with A Loved One About Their Mental Health Disorder

When a friend or family member expresses to you that they are struggling with a mental health disorder, you may feel…

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Increasing Emergency Room Visits & Challenges African-American Youth Face in Mental Health

Researchers said approximately 17.1 million children in the U.S. have a mental health disorder. Furthermore, between 2% and 5% of emergency…

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Self-Injury Awareness Day March 1, 2018

Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD), is an international awareness day that takes place every year on March 1 and is a day…

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Teenage Addiction and Self-Harm: Co-occurring Disorders

Nonsuicidal self-injury disorder, better known as self-harm, is characterized by the purposeful actions of causing physical harm to oneself without the…

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How Can I Tell if my Teenager is Suicidal?

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide each year, making suicide the 10th…

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How Can I tell if my Teen is Cutting?

Cutting is a common form of self-harm behavior that is used to relieve inner stress and anxiety. Cutting refers to taking…

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How to Seek Help for my Teenager Who is Cutting?

Cutting refers to using a sharp object such as a razor blade or a knife to cut into the skin. This…

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Suicide in Adolescents

Suicidal ideations are thoughts involving killing oneself and often are directly related to mental health illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar…

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