AACAP Adopts New Policy Statement on “Conversion Therapy”

“The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry finds no evidence to support the application of any ‘therapeutic intervention’ operating under the premise that a specific sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression is pathological. Furthermore, based on the scientific evidence, the AACAP asserts that such ‘conversion therapies’ (or other interventions imposed with the intent...

NIMH Develops Suicide Screening Tool

“The majority of people who die by suicide visit a healthcare provider within months before their death.” The Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit is a free resource for medical settings that can help identify youth at risk for suicide. The ASQ is a set of four screening questions that takes only 20 seconds to administer.

Fewer teens are having sex as declines in risky behaviors continue

The number of high-school-age teens who are having sex dropped markedly over a decade, a trend that includes substantial declines among younger students, African Americans and Hispanics, according to a new government report released Thursday. The survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed especially steep declines in the past two years. It...