Here's a summary from a great article on HelpGuide that goes over how to help someone who is suicidal.
According to U.S.News, one of every 11 teens will develop depression.
“Currently, suicide is the third most common cause of death in 10- to 14-year-olds, as well as in older teens and young, college-age adults.
Sometimes words are hard to find and frankly, we don’t feel like talking. Instead of letting those emotions build up inside of us, it’s great to let them come out in one way or another. Using art to address challenging emotions can be a great way to express yourself and transition them into a sense of peace and tranquility.
You may think it will never happen to you or that you’re too young for it to happen to you. The truth is, domestic violence and abuse is more common that people generally expect. According to WikiHow, 25-30% of women experience domestic violence and 1,200 women die each year with domestic violence, while two million women sustain injuries.
This is a story from a co-worker who gave me permission to share her story.
I was 19 and madly in love. We were together for about 3 months and I knew (at least I thought I did) that this was the guy I was going to spend the rest of my life with. Everything was perfect about him and my family adored him. But then one day something changed.
It was about a week before Halloween and we were at a haunted house. I was a bit terrified.
If you’re in a relationship with an emotional abuser, you might not understand what is going on inside the head of your significant other. You may feel like no matter what you do, it’s never enough. You may find that you’re constantly getting blamed for random things but the truth is, it’s not you, it’s them.
There are some people in this world that no matter how strong you think you are, they will continue to beat you down emotionally one thing at a time. Sometimes we stick around because we believe we can help them become a better person. Other times we stick around because we believe them. Many times, we have no idea why we remain in a relationship with an emotional abuser.
We know it’s not good for us, yet we do it any way. I’m referring to the massive amount of screen time that many of us are experiencing on a daily basis.
Many of us are lucky in the sense that we remember very clearly the days before computers, social media, smart phones and tablets. Our youth does not have that privilege. To them, it’s part of normal life and in a sense, they are right. But should spending 9+ hours on digital screens a day be normal?
What one person sees as an innocent way of sharing whatever you are doing on any given moment with other people, other people see the platform as a way to access and distribute pornography.
Basically, what's happening is Twitter is allowing videos, accounts and links to rape-themed, minor-themed and incest-themed pornography along with prostitution accounts to be hosted on its platform, even though it is against Twitter’s policy.
Porn is unhealthy and damaging to those who come into contact with it, which is why we believe in putting an end to sexual exploitation and an emphasis on real, intimate relationships.
Recently, Google Drive has been accused of causing havoc for porn performers by flagging their inappropriate content with error messages for violating Google’s terms of service.
Everyone knows it can happen, but no one thinks it can happen to them. Teenage girls are being pressured into sending intimate photos of themselves to their boyfriends and this is only becoming more and more common.
There is an article on The Guardian that won the 2018 Hugo Young Award that I encourage every young woman to read.
I read a great article the other day by Fae Marie Esparas on Inspiring Tips. In the article, she goes over 10 pieces of advice to young couples who want to make their relationship work.
Yes, there are times when we all get a bit jealous. Jealousy is natural, but sometimes we go over the top. How do we know when we’re right to be concerned vs merely over-reacting?
Your significant other will be talking to other people and spending time with others. Some of those people might look good enough to be on a cover of a magazine.
If there was one thing that I wish I could change on television and the movies, it’s how they portray sex. I mean, have you ever seen a movie where two people kiss for the first time and they don’t end up in bed together immediately?
Don’t mistake sex as a requirement into dating. Your body is your body.
If there is one thing that I can guarantee you, it is that the person who just broke your heart is NOT your soulmate.
Sometimes we need to find out what personality types don’t work for us before we can figure out what does work for us. Think of it as getting one step closer to finding someone who is right for you. You can either learn from your experiences or you can ignore and keep doing the same thing again and again.
Many teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) struggle with social isolation. Having friends is an important part of growing up. Everyone deserves to have people around them who are nice to them and that share some common interests. However, for teens with ASD this can be extremely difficult.
According to Interactive Autism Network, more than 40 percent of the teens with ASD never saw friends outside of school. Half were never invited to take part in activities. For 54 percent, friends never called.
Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders often need extra support when it comes down to understanding social rules around sexuality. Helping them understand what they should and shouldn’t talk about publicly can be pretty confusing (ex. masturbation, wet dreams, sex, etc). Understanding that everyone has private body parts that they can’t just go around touching is also a vital discussion to have. Also, many teens and millennials may need reminders about proper hygiene and showering.
Bullies always seem to target those who are different than them. Unfortunately, this often means that teens on the Autism Spectrum Disorder end up being an easy target. Many of these kids are already having a tough time fitting in as it is and then adding bullying to the mix can be extremely harmful for their self-esteem and mental health.
The National Autistic Society released that 40 percent of children with autism and and 60 percent of children with Asperger’s Syndrome report experiencing bullying- on and offline