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  • Suicide Risk and Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual (GLB) Youth

    Every time I hear about a teen suicide that no one can explain, my heart breaks. You know the stories in the paper that report that a healthy, happy, athletic, beautiful, popular, and smart student has taken his (or her) own life and no one unders...

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  • Book Review: You're On Your Own (but I'm here if you need me)

    Marjorie Savage wrote You're On Your Own (but I'm here if you need me) to help parents mentor their children during the college years, and I definitely suggest that parents of high school seniors read it! I believe that having a good sense of what...

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  • Mothers and Community

    I had the pleasure of attending a Symposium for Mothers in Palo Alto on March 17, 2007 where Dr. Mary Pipher was speaking, and I want to share with you some of the things I heard that day.First, I have to say it was a wonderful feeling to be with ...

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  • Teens and Pets

    ???????????????????????????????????????????There is something magical about the relationship between pets and teens. They seem to love one another unconditionally, and pets seem to bring out the best in teens.No matter how cranky a teen might feel...

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  • Helping Teens Become Responsible for Health Care

    Not only are teens likely to miss preventive medical care, there was also a recent report about young adults suggesting they do not get the health care they need, in part because they tend to healthy, but in part because they never really learned ...

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  • Girls are Champions

    I was introduced to an interesting site for girls last week - it is called GAC (Girls are Champions). The front page says "share your tips, your stories, your inspirations ... Learn how to play harder, get focused, stay healthy, and have more fun....

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  • The Birds, The Bees, and Me: A Review

    I reviewed two DVDs with my kids last night from the National Training Organization for Child Care Providers called "The Birds, The Bees, and Me: For Boys" and "The Birds, The Bees, and Me: For Girls." These DVDs are a short (about 17 minutes eac...

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  • Surviving Teen Suicide Attempt the Subject of Novel and Web Site

    According to Dr. Susan Vaught 98% of the teens that attempt to kill themselves actually survive. Many are left with serious disabilities and a long struggle to reintegrate themselves back into their family, school, and community. Dr. Vaught has j...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.8

    Thank you Louise Norris at Health Insurance Colorado for hosting Grand Rounds 6.8 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about what teens want from parents.This week was really diverse, interesting, and downright odd in the case of th...

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  • Facebook Users Are Older

    This little bit of information (from InsideFacebook.com)may actually impact your decision to let your 14-year old have a Facebook page. It seems that Facebook users are getting older. To be precise, of Facebook users in the United States:12% are...

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About the Author

Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.

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