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Mood Swings? Whatever!

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments

I caught the ‘moods’ episode of Whatever! The Science Of Teens on the ABC tonight. There was a huge emphasis on depression and its causes.
We all know that teenagers experience vast mood swings (and due to proximity, we do too), but I had no idea that psychologists consider the ‘downs’ to be as important to [...]

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Tags: Depression · Education · Media · Relationships

Can A Hug Prevent Teen Suicide?

July 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Every time I read that a teenager has taken their own life I become a little more neurotic. The news.com.au report today that four teens from one Victorian high school had committed suicide this year was like a massive red flag to me.
There was no specific reason given but then who can really know [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Depression · Education · Health · Parental Bonding · Self-esteem

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do For Teens

June 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

When did teenagers get so deep and meaningful?
If you roam the teenage chatrooms and check out Facebook pages, you’ll be overwhelmed with the public outpouring of emotion. And it’s no longer just teenage girls waxing lyrical about the one they love. In fact, it’s actually less likely to be the girls. They’re much more likely [...]

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Tags: Depression · Media · Puberty · Relationships · sex

Could You Spot A Suicide Signal?

April 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

We lived almost directly opposite The Gap, a notorious suicide site in Sydney’s Watson’s Bay, for six years. We moved in when our first son was six. We moved out just before he turned 12.
The location was spectacular. Across the road was the edge of Australia. We could stare at the Pacific Ocean from [...]

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Tags: Depression · Self-esteem · Suicide