Trending data: A small increase in suicide rates for black boys

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Historically, statistics had shown that being black in the United States afforded protection against dying by suicide. African Americans across... Read more

What’s the take away from the latest data on kids and suicide?

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There’s been very little research published on suicide among elementary-aged children, and perhaps that’s understandable: Death... Read more

Why one child psychologist hates homework

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Editor's note: Come meet Dahlsgaard and ask her questions related to mental health during a session at the Healthy Kids Fest on Sunday, September... Read more

Sept 18: Don’t miss the 2016 Healthy Kids Fest!

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Families in the Philadelphia region, don’t miss out on the upcoming Healthy Kids Fest on September 18th for an exciting day of fun, facts... Read more

Kids and trauma: When does it require treatment?

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A child watches her father kill her mother. A tween has a medical emergency and nearly dies. A teen is sexually assaulted. When children... Read more

Should your teen wear exercise clothes to therapy?

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Exercise serves as a decent and effective treatment for teen depression, suggests a recent analysis of data from multiple studies over three... Read more

What happens to kids when their fathers kill their mothers?

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It’s common, which makes it even more horrifying. One of every three women will experience abuse committed by an intimate partner, such... Read more

ADHD and girls: It’s not what you expect

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Let’s distract ourselves for a moment with a quick thought experiment. Picture for yourself…the typical kid with ADHD. Got... Read more