Tag Archives: Mental health

Why the Well-being of Youth Is Vital for the Future of the US

February 4, 2017

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One Year Old And Already Racing Ahead

September 30, 2015

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September was a special month for Give Us The Floor. It’s our first anniversary. And we launched the first “semester themes“, the first product of our very special process for letting teenagers decide for themselves what they need: the teens voted to focus on two broad themes. The results are Health (Mental & Physical) and […]

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Finding Purpose part II: In The Midst Of The Nightmare, by Robyn 17

November 13, 2014

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  It was my mother who feared my death the most. She would cry in hysterics of a night after having woken up from the same nightmare she had been having for weeks: my dad carrying my body, which can only be described as lifeless, pale and brittle, down the stairs in our home, with […]

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Finding Purpose by Robyn, 17

November 5, 2014

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Part I “You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself.” – Geneen Roth I’m 17 years old and I’m a recovering anorexic, and have been for […]

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The Thigh Gap: An Awful Trend Fueling Teen Eating Disorders

July 30, 2014

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  The Thigh Gap: What is it? A thigh gap is a clear space or gap between the thighs. The thighs are no longer touching each other when the feet and knees are together. Origin of the phenomenon: the 2012 Victoria’s Secret fashion show. For many teens, the thigh gap symbolizes the ideal body. Some […]

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Coached Sports: Prevent Teens From Smoking And Drinking?

June 8, 2014

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The years between 10 and 14 are a difficult time for children. They want the independence of their older peers, but they are at an impressionable stage of life. This is a time when they are beginning to shape their lives and starting to really become the people they will be in high school, but also […]

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Tweens Thinking And Decision Making

May 29, 2014

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One of the most important aspects of tween psychology is the development of skills needed for managing their own lives, making good choices, and becoming self-reliant. At this in-between stage tweens are leaving the familiar surroundings of elementary school, and entering middle school where their decision-making and independence will be tested every day. The way […]

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Teens: Not So Happy During Holidays?

December 21, 2013

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Tweens and teens will tell you the holiday season is awesome. That is the expected answer. However, that is not always quite the truth. Almost half of teenagers feel some anxiety or worry during the holidays. Why? The “obligation” to be happy during this time. Family togetherness. Pressure to create happy memories. If this is […]

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Teens With Anorexia Seek Help On Mondays, And Other Lesson From Big-Data

December 20, 2013

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Crisis text line, the hotline for a text-dependent generation, is reaching troubled teens in new ways and using the data it collects to be more effective in times of trouble. Here are some surprising findings. By Rebecca Greenfield http://www.fastcompany.com/3022048/innovation-agents/teens-with-anorexia-seek-help-on-mondays-and-other-lessons-from-big-data-c

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Video Games Definitely Don’t Harm Kids, Says Huge Study

November 18, 2013

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http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/18/games-definitely-dont-harm-kids-says-huge-study

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