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The following are a few of the articles on the KidsHealth website that might help you understand your feelings a little better and when to ask for help.  These are written especially for young people.  Click on the topic to be taken to that article.
If you are being abused, you're not alone. The most important thing to remember is that the abuse and the effects of the abuse are not your fault - and getting help is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Abuse - physical, emotional, or sexual - has no place in love. Read this article to find out how to recognize the signs of abuse in yourself or a friend and how you can get help.
Hitting, grabbing, and yelling can all be kinds of abuse. You can learn more about what abuse is and what to do about it in this article for kids.
Even though ADHD and its symptoms can be hard to understand, it's not a rare condition. It's estimated that 3% to 5% of kids and teens have ADHD.
Everyone gets angry, and anger can even be a good thing. Kids can learn how to use and deal with their strong feelings by reading our article just for them.
Do you wonder why you fly off the handle so easily sometimes? Do you wish you knew healthier ways to express yourself when you're steamed? Check out this article for help with dealing with anger.
Anxiety is a natural part of life, and most of us experience it from time to time. But if you spend an excessive amount of time feeling anxious or you have difficulty sleeping because of your anxiety, pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. They may be symptoms of an anxiety problem or disorder.
How can you tell the difference between depression and unhappy moods or the "blues"? Read this article to learn about warning signs you can look for in yourself or someone you care about and more.
Confused, sad, mad, glad? Check out this section to learn about these emotions and many more - and how to deal with them.
Because of all the changes taking place in your life, you may feel like you're on an emotional roller coaster. Find out more about bad moods and why you have them in this article.
Feeling down? Got the blues? You're not alone. Everyone gets sad. Sad feelings can happen pretty often, too. Learn more about how to deal with sadness in this article for kids.
There are many different kinds of therapy; you've probably heard people discussing physical therapy, art therapy, or even gene therapy. In this article, however, therapy refers to psychotherapy - the treatment of behavioral and emotional concerns
Bipolar disorder is characterized by recurring episodes of mania (highs) and depression (lows). These aren't the normal periods of happiness and sadness that everyone experiences from time to time
Link from an older HD website
Link from an older HD website
Everyone's experienced anxiety, fear, or worry at some time - it's normal to worry about school, your friends, what people think of you, your appearance, and tons of other stuff. But some teens and kids ...
Teen suicide is becoming more common every year in the United States. Only car accidents and homicides kill more people between the ages of 15 and 24, making suicide the third leading cause of death in teens and overall in youths ages 10 to 19 years old.
Have you ever heard someone say that people who talk about suicide won't actually go through with it? That's a myth - people who talk about it may be likely to try it.
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, young people ages 12 to 24 are the group most likely to be victims of crimes such as rape, assault, and robbery. Read this ...
You have mid-terms, you had a fight with your best friend, and your mom is hounding you to clean your room. You're stressed! Find out practical ways to cope in this article for teens.
Your best resource for health information, advice, and - if you need it - treatment, is your doctor - the person who knows you, your medical history, and lots of accurate ...