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The "Cutting" Disease

For many girls, cutting and burning their own skin is a way of expressing deep emotional pain. What kinds of problems lead girls to injure themselves? Learn how to help yourself. Learn how and where to get help from others. read more...


Medications for Treating Depression

For people who suffer from depression, life would be hard to swallow without help from medication. Depression causes a chemical imbalance in the brain and special meds go to work to get the brain's neurotransmitters firing at full capacity again. read more...


A Guide for Family and Friends

The evidence is all over her arms—one thin red scar after another. It may make you angry; it may gross you out. But you'll need to get a handle on those feelings if you really want to help your friend or family member heal. read more...

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Beyond the Boundaries
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Do You Have a Drinking Problem?
  • Domestic Violence: When Home Is Where the Hurt Is
  • Drug Abuse
  • Self Injury: A Guide for Family and Friends
  • Self Injury: Healing the Wounds
  • Self Injury: The 'Cutting' Disease
  • Sexual Abuse: The Shattered Trust
  • Suicide: Know the Signs
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Helping a Friend on the Brink
  • Tobacco: Behind the Smokescreen
  • What Are the Signs of a Drug Abuse Problem?
  • When Mom or Dad Has a Substance Abuse Problem
  • Why the Wish to Die?

  • Body and Soul  
  • Anorexia Nervosa: Causes and Cures
  • Anorexia Nervosa: Signs and Symptoms
  • Are You in Danger? An Eating Disorders Quiz
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia Nervosa: Causes and Cures
  • Bulimia Nervosa: Signs and Symptoms
  • I Think My Friend Has an Eating Disorder. How Can I Help Her?
  • Sexual Harassment: Is It Flirting or Hurting
  • The Girl Next Door: Get the Scoop on Sexual Orientation
  • To Be or Not to Be: Virginity and Abstinence

  • Learning and Growing 

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Getting Help
  • Getting Back in the School Saddle
  • Girls Across the Ages: Bathing Beauties
  • Going, Going, Gone: Learning How to Leave This Summer
  • How Do I Know if I Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Smart in Different Ways: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
  • The ABCs of Body Language: What Message Are You Sending?
  • What is Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder?

  • When You Need Help

    Survey Results    
  • Back to School Survey Results
  • The Agony of Ecstasy: The Results of the Ecstasy Survey

  • The Mysteries of the Mind    
  • Anxiety: Beyond Butterflies
  • Bouncing Back From Depression
  • Depression: More Than Just a Bad Hair Day
  • Fear, Fear, and More Fear: Get the Facts on Phobias
  • How to Keep Stress from Becoming Distress
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Over and Over and Over Again
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Beyond Bad Memories
  • What Brings on the Blues?

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