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    Teens and Media: The Research Continues

    This week I had the opportunity to speak to a class taught by board member Preston Daniels. Discrimination and Diversity is a popular course at Des Moines Area Community College, and it was refreshing to see the nods of recognition of the pervasive gender stereotypes presented in the media. We realize that rigid gender roles […]

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    Chrysalis’ Work in Responding To and Preventing Youth Violence

    Youth violence is the 3rd leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. The CDC defines youth violence as the “intentional use of physical force or power by a young person between the ages of 10 and 24 to threaten or harm other people.  Young people’s involvement can be as perpetrators, victims, […]

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    Critical Mental Health Concerns for College Students

    It’s tough to keep a focus today.  This is especially true for college students and young people, who are new to the “real-world” experience and face stress, fatigue, overwork, or possibly more serious mental illness.  OnlineColleges.net reports that up to 75% of college students who may have mental health problems do not seek help.  Here […]

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    Did You Know? Psychiatric Anxiety Disorders Affect 74M USA Children

    Did you know that half of all psychiatric illness occurs before the age of 14, and 75% before age 24. Here’s some more interesting statistics: most common psychiatric disorders in childhood are anxiety disorders (40.2%), ADHD and disruptive behavior (29.2% – a 42% increase since 2003), depression and bipolar disorders (25.5%), and eating disorders (2/7%). More recently, between 1.5% and 2.6% of children are estimated to have an autism spectrum disorder (4.5 times as many boys as girls). Want to find out more about these interesting facts?

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