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Recent incidents of police violence and protests highlighting systemic racism, social inequality and police brutality have caused many teens – and adults – already overwhelmed by the continuing pandemic to feel increasingly anxious and concerned. The past few months have been exhausting for so many of us. It can be easy for young people navigating so many layers of uncertainty to feel beleaguered with pain and sadness.
Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hosted a ribbon-cutting for its 25-bed inpatient psychiatric unit for teens ages 13 to 17 years old and will start accepting patients this month.
Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington, co-founders of the Grown and Flown website that spawned an enormous online community and a new book, aren’t fans of “helicopter parent” being tossed around as an insult.
A Spokane group of food truck owners is serving up summer meals for 58 homeless Spokane Valley teens who were given a punch card to get five free hot meals a week. Among the youth, 45 of them received STA bus passes to go where the vendors are serving at public events.
Employed adolescents are more likely to use marijuana than those who don’t work, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Massachusetts is suing a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products. Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday that the lawsuit alleges Clifton, New Jersey-based Eonsmoke violated state law by targeting minors for sales of its merchandise.
Reaction videos from non-celebrities, like Chae, offer a different kind of relatability. Some of the viewers are high school juniors and sophomores who are beginning the long process of applying to college themselves. For that audience, the videos aren’t just good content, they’re glimpses into the future – not the heightened version of their dreams and nightmares but viriti depictions of acceptance and rejection as it happens.
Minors convicted of sending or receiving nude photos would no longer have to register as sex offenders under a bill that passed the Legislature this week.
In moderation, teens can benefit from social media use, behavioral health professionals tell lawmakers in Olympia.
Though education surveys show vaping use is down among Idaho high school students, health officials are concerned about vaping’s rising popularity among teens nationwide.
The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine.
The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers.
New study offers new evidence of how readily – and innocently – a potentially fatal addiction to opioids can take hold. It also shows how important it is that dentists rethink their approach to treating their patients’ postoperative discomfort.
All of this caffeine may be amplifying anxiety, compromising tonight’s sleep, tanking tomorrow’s school performance, inhibiting nutrient absorption, dehydrating your cells, and when mixed with alcohol, causing real trouble.
“We feel connected to the 15-year-old girl still living inside of you, and are outraged by the 17-year-old boy still living inside of him,” wrote three Idaho girls in an open letter to Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers in Maryland in the 1980s.
Two Tri-City men with a history of shooting at cars and homes are accused of directing two teens to shoot a Fourth of July reveler at Howard Amon Park.
Kareen Shanks remembers taking a two-day survey called Project Talent when she was a teenager at Puyallup High School. Shanks, now 74 and a 1962 PHS graduate, was told it was sort of like an aptitude test, meant to determine what college or career was right for her.
Three seconds before a Tesla S sedan crashed and burned in Fort Lauderdale, leaving two teenagers dead and a third injured, the car was traveling at 116 mph, a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
Are teens still seeking traditional summer jobs? National trends show you’ll see fewer youth in seasonal positions. Reasons vary, from teens wanting to do more service work for college apps to those who want to practice a sport, go on family vacations or complete advanced studies.
Hundreds of high school students in Spokane are trying to beat homelessness as they try to build a better future. For the past four years, Spokane Public Schools has been offering counseling to help students who don’t have a roof over their heads.