A series of news stories about the failed mental health system in Massachusetts focused on the tragic loss of life that has occurred due to untreated mental health conditions.
WASHINGTON — Kevin Washington, president and CEO of the YMCA of the USA, loves to see family and friends pack a preschool graduation to support their loved ones. But he always reminds them to show up a decade down the …
Suicide among youth is a reality we would rather not think about, but it’s more common than most people think.
PHOTO BY CAROLINE OURSO, COURTESY OF BATON ROUGE YOUTH COALITION Fifteen-year-old Raheejah Flowers (holding the bullhorn) was among the high school students who created a call to action the night Alton Sterling was shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, …
Photos by Karen Savage Although Bayview was closed in 2012, signs of the women’s prison remained on Sunday.
Puberty is no picnic, even in the best of circumstances. Once the sex hormones estrogen or testosterone kick in, there’s no turning back: Here come breasts and periods, Adam’s apples and acne.
Teenagers say government and charitable programs designed to help families cope with hunger could do a better job of reaching young people and helping them get the food they need.
By Rachel Wallack At the National Youth-At-Risk Conference held in Savannah, Georgia, last spring, 82 youth workers and educators signed up to see if they could survive for one month living in poverty.
Robert Hill’s experiences as an overweight child stayed with him, informing the way he works to prevent childhood obesity today as director of youth wellness programs at the YMCA of South Florida, where YFit activities run in more than 100 …
BALTIMORE — A scathing Justice Department report on unconstitutional police practices in the city includes a section not often seen in federal findings — a lengthy description of how the department has mistreated youth.