October 26, 2019
by Elizabeth Pratt
At a high school in Portland, a student brought a gun to school.
Authorities say the 19-year-old was in the midst of a mental health crisis when he walked in to a classroom with a loaded shotgun. [More]
September has been a newsworthy month for high school football but not for reasons that are positive. First there was the incident involving two Texas high school students blindsiding a defenseless football official with a brutal tackle during the last few minutes of a game. Then there was the Linden High School athlete who pulled off the football helmet of another player from the opposing team, striking him in the head until 10 stitches were required. Given the recent level of poor sportsmanship in high school football, many are left wondering what is going on. [More]
While the signs and symptoms of depression are the same for adolescents and adults, depression in teens often presents very differently from adults (ibid.). It is imperative, therefore, for parents, teachers, and professionals involved with adolescents to know the different ways teens show their depression. [More]