Tag: Teens

Welcome, 90210 fans!

Silver from the CW's 90210 was recently diagnosed bipolar. A public service announcement aired, directing teens seeking help to visit thebalancedmind.org. This page was created for these visitors, and contains resources for teens and young adults who are bipolar, 'questioning', or just wanting to learn more.

AACAP's Facts for Families on Bullying

Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents.  Surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years, and at least 10% are bullied on a regular basis. Read AACAP's Facts for Families on Bullying:

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Harvard Student Shares Struggles with Depression (and Hope For Recovery)

Source: The Harvard Crimson

Harvard isn’t always the glossy ivy-covered utopia that many conceive it to be. "Brochure Harvard" does exist. But it is not always a place where conversations about mental health are necessarily encouraged. On a campus where the need for assistance is too often perceived as a flaw, the student body has a tendency to rely on variations of “I’m fine.”
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Top Ten Best-Selling Books on Bipolar for Parents, Kids and Teens; The Balanced Mind Parent Network Bookstore, February 2011

This article lists The Balanced Mind Parent Network's top 10 bestselling books on bipolar for February 2011.

Note: When you order any product from Amazon.com via the links in this article, The Balanced Mind Parent Network receives between 4-7% of the purchase price.
Please consider supporting us with your shopping.

Note from the Director: Pepsi Grant Update

by Susan Resko, The Balanced Mind Parent Network Executive Director

Top Ten Best-Selling Books on Bipolar for Parents, Kids and Teens; The Balanced Mind Parent Network Bookstore, January 2011

This article lists The Balanced Mind Parent Network's top 10 bestselling books on bipolar for January 2011.

Note: When you order any product from Amazon.com via the links in this article, The Balanced Mind Parent Network receives between 4-7% of the purchase price. 
Please consider supporting us with your shopping. 

10 Signs and Symptoms of Student Depression

Just this week, Fairfield University in Connecticut lost a sophomore to suicide. The student's death again highlights the lack of mental health care knowledge and resources on college campuses — a problem also in the headlines because Jared Lee Loughner (the gunman who shot U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords) received far too little psychiatric help as a college student. It is important for all to know the signs and symptoms of depression.

10 of the most important signs and symptoms of student depression

The Balanced Mind Parent Network wins $250,000 Contest from Pepsi Refresh

The Balanced Mind Parent Network wins $250,000 Contest from Pepsi Refresh

Funds will expand support for youth battling stigma and isolation of depression and bipolar disorder

The Balanced Mind Parent Network Volunteers Take on a New Challenge

Our 100+ volunteers are the backbone of the The Balanced Mind Parent Network support programs. Their commitment to our families and children shows in the many ways that they give back on our support networks, forums, chat rooms and Family Response Team. This same commitment is showing in their enthusiasm and energy for the Pepsi Refresh Contest.  Take a look at the YouTube videos made to support our competition:

Susie, 22 year old daughter of volunteer Roberta, shares her family’s story:

Sample Letter for Outreach to High Schools

Pepsi Refresh Contest: Sample Letter for Outreach to High Schools

NEED HELP?

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Contact our Family Helpline if you need information and resources specific to your family’s situation and can’t find what you're looking for on our site.