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For Young Adults, All Health Must Begin with Mental Health

Both JAMA and the CDC recently released troubling statistics surrounding suicide rates. This data reaffirms the need for an integrated approach to treating mental health.

For Young Adults, All Health Must Begin with Mental Health

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Four Steps to Helping Your Teenager Get a Good Night’s Sleep

The teenage years are crucial to the development of the body. One of the most important things for teens? A good night's sleep.

Four Steps to Helping Your Teenager Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Poison Control Center Update

Youth Health Connection Hosts Poison Control Center Expert

South Shore Health's Youth Health Connection hosted Cheryl Lang, education coordinator for the Massachusetts & Rhode Island Poison Control Center for an update on the Center's volume and types of calls.

Youth Health Connection Hosts Poison Control Center Expert

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Three Steps to Reduce Digital Depression in Teens

Digital depression is real. Barbara Green, PhD, Medical Director of Youth Health Connection, reflects on a recent discussion about teens and social media use.

Three Steps to Reduce Digital Depression in Teens

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Celebrating 25 Years of Promoting Healthy Families and Communities Across the South Shore

This year, Youth Health Connection celebrates its 25th year. South Shore Health takes a look back at the inspiration for the project, it's long history, and its bright future.

Celebrating 25 Years of Promoting Healthy Families and Communities Across the South Shore

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Legal Marijuana: A New Frontier for Massachusetts

Barbara Green, PhD, Medical Director of Youth Health Connection, shares her concerns about legal marijuana and what parents need to know about the risks of drug use in teens.

Legal Marijuana: A New Frontier for Massachusetts

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Shattering the Stigma of Mental Illness

When a celebrity’s death brings attention to behavioral health, we all suddenly discuss the all too often hushed topic of mental illness. Two mental health experts share how we can shatter the stigma.

Shattering the Stigma of Mental Illness

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What to Do When Someone Is Overdosing

Overdoses are a tragic but common occurrence. Here are some dos and don’ts for untrained bystanders who suspect someone may be experiencing an overdose.

What to Do When Someone Is Overdosing