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New Model Helps Identify Teens At-Risk for Alcohol Use

Underage drinking is a major public health problem in the United States and new research has developed a means of identifying teens who are at-risk of heavy alcohol use.

Workplace Accommodations Can Make a Difference for People with Mental Health Challenges

Many people with mental health conditions have a right to reasonable accommodations in their workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives protections to individuals with disabilities for equal opportunity in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.

5 Tips for Reducing Stress During Transition to College

For those transitioning from high school to college—this is an exciting, yet challenging time. We often focus on shopping for the dorm room, finalizing class schedules, and meeting the new roommates. In the midst of this excitement, it’s easy to forget to make sure students have the support they need.

Using Social Media to Prevent Suicide

There are warning signs of suicide, many of which may be visible on social media. Several of the most popular social media platforms have plans in place to help someone who may be in danger and expressing suicidal ideation.

Stuttering: Challenging the Misperceptions

An estimated 5 percent of people will experience stuttering in their lives. Stuttering starts in childhood and for most children the problem ends on its own by adolescence. But for an estimated 3 million adults in the U.S., stuttering persists into adulthood.

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