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CHC During COVID-19: Services Are Available!

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Resources for Teens

CHC Offers New Process Groups for Teens and Young Adults

Join us as we figure out how to cope in place.

Gain support and increase connection with peers.
Learn skills to cope with current stressors and experiences.
Led by Christine Pearston, PsyD and Anna Parnes, PhD. Read more ›

High School Teachers and Administrators: Free Digital Access to the New York Times Available Until July 6

U.S. high school students, teachers and administrators are eligible for three months of free access to The New York Times online.

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County Libraries Offer Free Online Access to Books, Videos, Music and More [web resource]

All Santa Clara County Libraries are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19, but you can still enjoy free access to  eBooks, audiobooks, downloadable movies, music, magazines, newspapers, international content, online learning, research and more in the online library, available to you 24/7 from the comfort of your home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Read more ›

ADHD Diagnoses Increasing in Black Kids, Report Suggests

For the first time, a U.S. survey found that black children appear to be more likely than white kids to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disabilities. Read more ›

American Library Association Recognizes Books for Their Portrayal of the Disability Experience

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of the 2020 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Read more ›

Hurtful Emotions: Understanding Self-Harm

People deal with difficult feelings in all sorts of ways. They may talk with friends, go work out, or listen to music. But some people may feel an urge to hurt themselves when distressed. Harming or thinking about harming yourself doesn’t mean you have a mental disorder. But it is an unhealthy way to cope with strong feelings. Read more ›

Teen Depression: The Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Teen depression is a serious medical illness. It’s more than just a feeling of being sad or “blue” for a few days. It is an intense feeling of sadness, hopelessness, and anger or frustration that lasts much longer. These feelings make it hard for you to function normally and do your usual activities. You may also have trouble focusing and have no motivation or energy. Depression can make you feel like it is hard to enjoy life or even get through the day. Read more ›

5 Things You Should Know About Stress [downloadable]

Everyone feels stressed from time to time, but what is stress? How does it affect your overall health? And what can you do to manage your stress? Read more ›

Eating Disorders Resource Center [web resource]

While eating disorders can affect people of all ages, teens and young adults are often most susceptible. In addition to biological and psychological risk factors, middle and high school students are highly influenced by peer pressure, the thin ideal set by the media, and the desire to be popular. Read more ›

Help a Friend in Need [downloadable]

If you have a friend who seems to be struggling with an issue that may be more serious than they can handle, there is a lot that you can do to support them. Read more ›

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