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Show Teens a Path out of Suicidal Darkness

As the headlines are making all too clear: Our children are hurting, and they often see suicide as their only way out. Nationally, teen suicide rates are on the rise, and unfortunately we've experienced that firsthand with a recent suicide in our own community. That is why it is so heartening that the American Academy … Read More


Internet a 'Lord of the Flies': Teen Suicide Rise Started After Instagram, Snapchat began

Third of three parts. Part 1 and Part 2 A counselor at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano faces a gathering of somber students and asks if they knew any of the teens who recently took their lives. A half-dozen hands immediately rise. After a pause, more hands poke up. “I knew Kyle,” … Read More


How parents should react to anxiety in their children may surprise you

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common conditions that I see in my patients: children, teens and adults.But what I find interesting is that many parents don’t know how to determine if their child has an anxiety disorder. Parents typically interpret anxious behaviors as nervousness or stress. When worry begins to interfere with one’s … Read More