Teen writes help in reference to the state of her mental health and suicide

What you need to know about teen suicide and “13 Reasons Why”

The hit Netflix show has prompted conversations about suicide and other difficult issues experienced by teens, but it has also raised red flags in the mental health community.

Dr. Kurt Newman with a little girl

Do’s and don’ts for parents: Health care advice from a pediatric surgeon

There are things every parent can do and learn ahead of time to make sure they get the best care for their kids if and when the time comes.

frowny face drawn in the snow

Could your child have seasonal affective disorder?

Each year, more than 1 million children and adolescents suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as the winter blues, a subtype of depression that follows a seasonal pattern.

Sad girl in striped shirt sitting on a curb.

Depression and anxiety in kids: signs and symptoms

Warning signs that your child may be suffering from mental health issues, and what you can do to help.