Tag Archives: teens

Vaping prompts statewide health advisory

Health care providers across New York are being advised to remain alert for potential cases of pulmonary disease in people using vaping products. A statewide health advisory was issued to alert providers of the “emerging health threat” and outlined symptoms they should be be aware of in patients, according to the New York State Department of Health. The health department is investigating 11 reported cases of severe pulmonary disease in people using...

Creating Consequences, Hard But Necessary!

In a recent blog, I wrote about how to effectively say “no” around screen time and I promised to write more about accountability and consequences when rules are broken. Enforcing rules is by far one of the hardest things we do as parents, especially with teens.

Is There a Link Between Social Media and Teen Depression?

According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there was a 33% increase in the number of teens experiencing depression, a 23% rise in teen suicide attempts, and a 31% surge in the number of teens who died by suicide in the five years between 2010 to 2015. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Foundation says suicide is now the second leading cause of death for young...

Got Angry Teens? Check This Out

Horizons Counseling & Education Center & the Smithtown Youth Bureau will be hosting "How to Deal with Anger and Frustration". This free program is designed to help teens ages 14-17 learn coping skills, conflict resolution and more. Starting on Tuesday, 4/18/17 at the Community Room located at 161 E. Main Street, Smithtown, the program will run for 5 weeks. Deadline for registration is April 11th. To register or for additional...