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May 2022
Thursday
This May, we acknowledged National Mental Health Awareness Week, which helps to shine a light on the importance of mental health, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows that the mental health of youth in particular seems to be suffering ...
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Mar 2022
Wednesday
The Sellers had lived in Pell City, Alabama for as long as they could remember. They had been married for over 17 years, established themselves in their local church, and had their first and only child, Sydney, in the city. Sydney was their pride ...
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Nov 2021
Wednesday
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can cause youth to develop coping mechanisms and behavior that stops social-emotional development and can dramatically impair their academic success. Gang activity, drug use, delinquent behavior, and aggressive ...
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Aug 2021
Wednesday
Juvenile Suicide in Detention Every day across the U.S., scores of juveniles in detention are under suicide watch, and even so, many of them still manage to take their own lives.
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Jul 2021
Wednesday
Nearly two million teens are arrested within the United States each and every year. Of those two million an estimated sixty-five to seventy percent of them are diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Furthermore, a full two-thirds of the juveniles ...
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Jun 2021
Wednesday
Mental health problems, left untreated, can become an unbearable hardship for young students. But if children had a comprehensive mental health treatment system in their school—one that intervened and provided support early on in their life—they ...
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Apr 2021
Wednesday
Growing up is a difficult process for many teens across the U.S., as developing a positive self-image can be a daunting task in the face of society's ever-changing landscape. Teens feel pressure from different areas of their lives: from one's ...
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Apr 2021
Wednesday
Over the course of the last twenty or so years, there has been much discussion focused on the causes of juvenile crime. Studies have been conducted, people have been surveyed, facilities have been inspected, and it has all lead to at least one solid ...
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Dec 2020
Thursday
Solitary confinement is defined as the isolation of an incarcerated individual for 22 to 24 hours per day sometimes lasting for weeks, months, and in some cases, even years. The only interactions a detainee can expect during solitary are brief ...
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Nov 2020
Wednesday
Every day in the U.S., one in five children are struggling with significant mental health issues. These diagnoses take many different forms— attention deficit disorder, depression, and anxiety are among the most common— but all of them, left ...