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Happy childhood may lower drinking, substance abuse risk among teens, finds new study

The findings, published in the journal Addiction Research and Theory, indicated that positive attitudes towards the past, present and future put adolescents at lower risk of alcohol use

Published on 26th January 2021
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Friends understand teen depression and anxiety better than counsellors: US study

Previous research suggests that as many as half of children and teens who have at least one treatable mental health disorder may not receive treatment due to several barriers

Published on 23rd January 2021
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Teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer support leaders, confidants at school

"Peers may provide valuable support for fellow teens struggling with emotional issues because they can relate to each other," says Mott Poll Co-Director Sarah Clark, MPH

Published on 18th January 2021
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Focusing on diversion yields positive results for youth with behavioural issues: Study

Those findings are from a new detailed evaluation of the Ohio Behavioral Health Juvenile Justice Initiative by researchers at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Published on 9th January 2021
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For kids with behavioural issues, focusing on diversion yields positive results: Study

The key conclusion: Many youthful offenders can benefit from community-based diversion programmes designed to address mental health

Published on 5th January 2021
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A total of 4000 children in Assam want their issues to be part of political parties' manifestos

UNICEF has initiated the 'Reimagine' campaign globally, calling on partners, governments and all UNICEF supporters to build a better post-pandemic world

Published on 20th November 2020
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New study reveals college students with disabilities at greater risk for substance abuse

The American College Health Association estimates that 54 per cent of students have a disability, including psychiatric disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and others

Published on 21st September 2020
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Keeping kids off drugs is a parent's problem: Hyderabad's High Schools take high road after drug busts reveal extensive network

Now that notices have been sent to high-risk schools, many of them in swanky locations, schools are turning the tables and blaming parents for their kids' drug habits

 

Published on 5th July 2017
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Too many bosses in govt departments lead to paper leaks: COMEDK chief on exam season

As this year's COMEDK exams are approaching, class XII Science students are gearing up to attempt them. We speak to S Kumar, Executive Secretary, COMEDK, about what students can do to prepare better

Published on 31st January 2020
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Dyslexia is not simply a mental health problem, it is a social problem: Madras Dyslexia Association Founder, D Chandrasekhar

D Chandrasekhar of the Madras Dyslexia Association, speaks about the need to understand dyslexia in the Indian context and support students in coping with it

Published on 8th January 2020
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This 32-year-old's documentary talks about the growing mental health issues among youngsters today

Raghav Krishnan's documentary Darkness deals with mental health illness among youngsters and the societal pressure they face

Published on 5th December 2019
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NIMHANS sets up SAFE clinic to help people who want to quit substance abuse

The Substance Abuse-Free Existence (SAFE) clinic, with the philosophy 'Staying substance free - a way of living', will offer several services

Published on 16th October 2019
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World Suicide Prevention Day: 10 common signs that your loved one is suicidal and how to help them

On World Suicide Prevention Day, a psychiatrist explains to us what are the risk factors that lead to an individual committing the act and how we can prevent it

Published on 10th September 2019
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Man with a plan: This MP cop also teaches school students while serving as a public servant

Sub-inspector of Kumhari police station in Hata subdivision, BS Thakur, teaches the students while serving as a public servant

Published on 7th September 2019
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Teachers' Day: Now, Punjab teachers to counsel students for career and personal problems in Govt schools

The entire project is being conducted without any extra funds in collaboration with a non-profit organisation Nishan Educational Trust

Published on 4th September 2019

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