Jul 28, 2015 09:12 AM EDT / By Hanna Sanchez Nyack Hospital Psychiatrist Michael Levy Gives Parents Advice On Helping Teens Deal With New School Year Stress

Young Boy Deals With New School Year Stress

Nyack Hospital’s Consultation/Liaison Psychiatrist Michael Levy shared some tips on how teens, as well as their parents, can deal with new school year stress.

“Every year, we see teen visits to the emergency room for behavior and mood issues spike in October,” Levy told PR Newswire in an interview. “At that point, these teens have been back to school for a few weeks, and things have started to unravel for them either academically or socially.”

Excerpt from Hanna Sanchez’s post in ischoolguide. Read more.

More vulnerable teens as stress levels increase

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“Many young people find it difficult to talk about their struggle and to express the pain they are feeling inside,” she said. “They tend to hide their pain behind a facade, not knowing where, how or who they can approach for help. Some may try to cope on their own in ways that can be harmful to themselves.”

Excerpt from an article in Asia OneRead more. 

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You can learn a lot about humanity from superheroes

In a past article, we traced the history of superheroes, where it became apparent how the nature of the characters alter and adapt to the changing eras. With Marvel’s newest movie, “Ant-Man,” now in theaters, it seems appropriate to delve into the topic once more. The history of superheroes isn’t their only fascinating point. In fact, superheroes can reflect not just the era, but us, too.

Excerpt from Renee Napoliello’s article in the Burlington Country Times- read more

Gainesville teens stress how ‘lives matter’ at justice form

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Students meet with government, law officials to understand their rights

Teenagers of Generation Inspiration came together Saturday morning at the Beulah Rucker Museum to ask Gainesville’s government and law enforcement officials some tough questions about the justice system and their rights.

Inspired by recent police incidents in Ferguson, Mo., and McKinney, Texas, the group of Gainesville High School students  organized a no-questions-held-back discussion called “Teen Lives Matter!”

(Excerpt from Audrey Williams’ article in the Gainesville Times- Read more)

Meet 10 budding tech stars who aren’t even 20 years old

When Raquel Hosein was 16 years old, she fell down a flight of stairs and hit her head. The injury led to chronic seizures. Many, if not most, teenagers might find the newfound ailment to be debilitating. But not Hosein.

At 18, she developed a breakthrough technology that could detect seizures before they happen. She constructed a hat lined with electrodes that nestle in an individual’s hair and scalp. The electrodes are part of a mobile EEG system that measures brain activity, which connects to a smartphone app that can message a user when they need to take medication and prepare for a seizure.

(Excerpt from Claire Grodin’s article in Fortune- Read more)

New York Teen Invents Real-Life Closed Captioning

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It’s one of those things you can’t believe Google Glass didn’t think of with its built in mic and camera, but when Manhattan’s Daniil Frants investigated he found that the wearable didn’t have the best setup for deaf people. So the 16-year-old took it upon himself to invent the Live-Time Closed Captioning System, a device that lets deaf people see conversations closed-captioned as they happen.

(Excerpt from Peter Rugg’s article in Inverse- Read More)

Transgender Teen Becomes Role Model On ‘I Am Jazz’

"I Am Jazz" tells the story of a transgender teen.

Jazz Jennings has become a reality TV breakout star and a transgender role model — and she’s only 14-years-old. The teenager featured on the TLC show I Am Jazz is bravely and boldly sharing an inside look at what life is like as a transgender teen, from the challenges to the triumphs to the heartbreaks, reported People.

 And while Jazz’s show reveals the medical and physical specifics of what is involved in transitioning from a girl to a boy at a young age, I Am Jazz also shows the emotional impact. Supported by family and carefully chosen friends, Jazz is comfortable hanging out with her female pals. But the idea of getting involved with boys her age presents challenges not faced by her girlfriends.

(Excerpt from an article in Inquisitr.com. Read more)