How to support your teen’s mental health during a pandemic Teens have plenty to be stressed about under even normal circumstances. Unfortunately, the social distancing that is required to deal with the coronavirus pandemic comes with its own set of new stresses, to say nothing of...

While many people may find suicide difficult to understand, it’s not uncommon; according to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death nationally. In 2016, nearly 45,000 people died from suicide, while 9.8 million adults seriously thought about suicide, 2.8...

When most care givers think about underage drinking, one of the only concerns is that drunk driving is dangerous. Yes, drunk driving is dangerous in all ages, but there are other concerns with underage drinking.  (And only one-third of underage drinking deaths involve auto crashes.) We’ve...

There is no single reason for teenage alcohol and drug use. In “How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do if You Can’t,” Dr. Neil I. Bernstein explains some of the core issues and influences behind teenage drug and alcohol use. With...