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Today Is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

May 09, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Today, communities and organizations across the country will help people understand how important it is to take care of children’s mental health. This year’s focus is on helping children recover from traumatic experiences. Read More »

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Mental Health and Young People

April 17, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The death of Whitney Houston left America wondering about the emotional well-being of her daughter Bobbi Kristina after such a sudden, serious trauma. Traumatic events can affect your mental health and lead to serious problems later in life. Read More »

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What Are "Co-Occurring" Disorders?

March 08, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

As many as 6 in 10 people with a substance use disorder also suffer from a mental health condition such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or bipolar disorder, to name a few. When this happens, the person has “co-occurring disorders.” Read More »

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Real Life: SBB Readers Share Personal Stories

December 08, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Several SBB readers have submitted personal stories about their experiences—or their families' experiences—with addiction. We offer these stories to give you an inside view of how drug addiction can affect people's lives. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Why Take Drugs?

September 30, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

During NIDA’s Drug Facts Chat Day 2010, young people asked a lot of great questions. One really basic question came from a student in Pennsylvania: Why do people take drugs? Read More »

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