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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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Surgeon General's Video Contest: Tobacco - I'm Not Buying It!

Sara Bellum
April 12, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is betting that young people have something powerful to say about smoking. Read More »

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Solve a Murder Mystery: NIDA Sponsors New "CSI Web Adventures"

Sara Bellum
March 29, 2012

Fans of the hit TV show “Crime Scene Investigation: CSI” and would-be forensic investigators can test their skills at solving a murder mystery involving prescription drug abuse, thanks to Rice University's popular online game series, “CSI: Web Adventures,” Read More »

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We Need Your Opinion! Apply for the 2012-13 Teen Advisory Group

Sara Bellum
March 06, 2012

NIDA is the largest supporter of the world's research on drug abuse and addiction. Our responsibilities include sharing our scientific findings with the public. Teens are one of our most important audiences. Read More »

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