Tag Archive for: adolescent health

Researcher urges more talk with youth about emotions

Written by Shelly Leachman-UCSB Children should learn about navigating their emotions from an early age, says sociologist Thomas Scheff. He refers to emotions as “internal events,” intangible cues working as “signals that alert us to the state of the world inside and around us.” He argues that helping kids to learn and talk about emotions […]

More than just shared interests: New study highlights the importance of engaged listening for mentor-mentee connection

Larsson, M., Pettersson, C., Skoog, T., & Eriksson, C. (2016). Enabling relationship formation,development, and closure in a one-year female mentoring program at a non-governmental organization: A mixed methods study. BMC Public Health, 16, 1-14. Doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2850-2 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Background: Mental illness rates among young women aged 16-24 have increased significantly in the […]

Teens 3x More Likely To Get Addicted To Painkillers

Sarina Gleason Michigan State University Younger teenagers are at higher risk of becoming dependent on prescription drugs within a year of when they began using them for non-medical reasons, a new study suggests. The findings are based on a nationally representative sample of 12- to 21-year-olds taken each year between 2002 and 2013. Out of […]