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TV Shows and Movies That Got It Right

Sara Bellum
September 27, 2012

Sometimes, the best entertainment takes you to an alternate world and helps you forget about your stresses for a while. Other TV shows and movies succeed because they are so true to life that you feel like the characters could be living next door. Read More »

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The Art of Meditation: Focusing Your Brain

Eric Wargo, Office of Science Policy and Communications at NIDA
September 11, 2012

I’ve always been a huge Star Trek fan. When I was a teenager, my hero was Mister Spock—cool, analytical, even-tempered, and smarter than everyone around him. Being raised in his ancient society of the planet Vulcan made him a force to be reckoned with. Read More »

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It's Not Just You: The Teen Years Can Be an Emotional Roller Coaster

Sara Bellum
June 06, 2012

Ever have one of those days? One minute you’re feeling great; the next, you’re knocked down by a bad grade or a fight with a friend. Read More »

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Today Is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Sara Bellum
May 09, 2012

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

Sara Bellum
April 17, 2012

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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