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How to Talk to Your Teenager

Do you have difficulty communicating with your teenager? Teenagers are between the ages of 12-18 and they are in transition to becoming adults. Their bodies, attitudes, values, and moods might be changing, and they may be treating you differently. While this is an...

Mental Health Myths

Too many people think of depression, anxiety and mental illnesses in children and youth as symptoms of growing up without considering that they could be symptoms of mental health concerns. Here are a few common myths:   1. Children don’t experience mental health...

Understanding PTSD

When something bad or scary happens, You might feel nervous, replay the situation in your mind, and/or have a difficult time sleeping. These are common reactions that usually decrease as time passes and you eventually go back to your daily routines. However,...

Social Anxiety

Social Phobia or Social Anxiety Disorder Many adults, adolescents, and children are affected by Social Anxiety Disorder. About 5%-10% of the US population is affected by social phobia. If we apply those numbers to Canadians, that's about 1.7 million to 3.5 million...

Quick Facts on Using Drugs

Some students from grade 7 to 12 may use alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. Here are is a list of some drugs that are used: Drugs or Substances Used Diet Pills Prescription drugs Over-the-counter drugs Tobacco Marijuana LSD Cocaine Heroin PCP Methamphetamine Ecstasy...

Durham Region's Crisis Response line can be reached by calling 905-666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890 Learn about the Durham Region Crisis Line
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