“It’s not the end of the world.” You can probably recall a well-meaning adult telling you that when you were a teenager, but as parents, we need to be careful how we offer perspective.
Here are a few things parents can do to ease the self-doubt and increase their teen’s self-confidence.
More than 1,000 Tennessee teens commit suicide every year. While there is no sure way to prevent youth suicide, there are ways for parents, caregivers and concerned adults to help.
20 years ago, 25% of Tennessee high school students smoked, but today’s teens have different habits. Find out why.
How do you really protect a teen from hurt, pain, self-doubt or risky behavior? The best place to start is talking to them. Here’s how to do it.
Children and teens show different signs of depression than adults. Learn the warning signs to help your loved ones.
Dr. Jill Amos, a licensed behavioral health psychologist for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, says talking with children about painful topics is difficult, but helping them cope with and process tragedies can improve their state of mind.
Dr. Ian Bushell, a medical director with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, warns that sleep-deprived teens have a higher incidence of anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Dr. Audrey Atkins, a BlueCross medical director and pediatrician, says pediatricians look at the whole health of a child, including developmental, behavioral and mental health.
Dr. Sharon Moore-Caldwell, a medical director with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, explains how to recognize when attending school is becoming an issue for your child—and how to address it.