Many adults still get nervous when it comes to discussing or sharing media that depicts young people taking their lives because they’re afraid they’ll get inspired to copycat. That phenomenon even has a name, the Werther effect.
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I want my peers to realize that what keeps health care affordable for people like me is for those with fewer medical needs to sign up for insurance.
Your best friends are supposed to keep your biggest secrets. And when that secret is clinical depression, a betrayal of trust can lead to a dark spiral.
A group of kids from Oxford High School in Michigan have created their own version of the controversial Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why,” with a twist. They call it “13 Reasons Why Not.”
We asked a high school counselor to weigh in on the controversy.
Meet Risa Padilla, 18, from Oakland. Risa has asthma, severe allergies, and a rare condition called AMPS (amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome). AMPS is an abnormal pain reflex. Even a mild pain signal can be extremely painful.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We asked young people across California to share their own experiences with mental health issues.
I use my phone to find directions, figure out where to eat, or call a car. So why can’t I use my iPhone when I’m feeling down too?
Every now and then I still find myself in a potentially threatening situation, and I start to think about getting a gun.
When tragedy strikes, it leaves echoes long after the moment itself.
Kailah Hall shares the story of when her family was touched by gun violence: searching for answers to bring the family together.