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  • Suicide in Children and Teens - Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem.
  • WatchingTV/Screen Time and Children - Television viewing is a major activity and influence on children and adolescents.
  • Children Having Children - Babies born in the U.S. to teenage mothers are at risk for long-term problems in many major areas of life, including school failure, poverty, and physical or mental illness.
  • Talking To Kids About Mental Illnesses - Kids are naturally curious and have questions about mental illnesses.
  • Lying and Children - Honesty and dishonesty are learned in the home. Parents are often concerned when their child or adolescent lies.

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