Nearly Half of US Teens Stalked or Harassed by Partners

A new study suggests adolescent relationships often include being stalked or harassed by a partner. Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers discovered 48% of 12 to 18-year-olds who … Read More

Teen Use of Social Media for Social Support – Tips to Optimize Benefits

For parents, it goes without saying that youth are using social media to connect and support each other. The embrace of social media has been extraordinary among adolescents well before … Read More

Therapy May Beat Meds for Some Young People with Early Psychosis

New research from Australia suggests that some young people with early stage first-episode psychosis (FEP) can reduce symptoms and improve functioning with non-pharmaceutical intervention. Investigators from Orygen, a youth mental … Read More

Helicopter Parents Harm Adult Relationships and Educational Achievement

New research suggests helicopter parenting may be detrimental rather than beneficial for an adolescent. In a longitudinal study, investigators found that overbearing and overcontrolling tactics by parents when children were … Read More

Study: LGBTQ Youth Bullied At Twice The Rate of Hetero Youth

A new U.S. survey finds that 91% of LGBTQ adolescents report at least one experience of bias-based bullying, more than double the estimates from previous studies of predominantly heterosexual youth. … Read More

Parental Suicidal Behavior Tied to Emotional Difficulties as Risk Factors for Youth Suicide

A new pilot study suggests a parental history of suicidal behavior and difficulty in regulating emotions are risk factors for suicidal behaviors in youth. Suicide is the second leading cause … Read More