Tag Archives: Girls

Teenage Girls at Risk for Self-injury Can Be Identified Using Psychological Profile, Suggests Study

Washington, September 12: High avoidance, low conscientiousness, and parent’s substance abuse history found amongst adolescents could be used to predict the first occurrence of nonsuicidal self-harm, over a three year period. The study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). “Self-injury is common in adolescents, especially among girls.… Read More »

LAPD officers disperse 40 party-goers from one-year-old girl’s birthday

LAPD breaks up party (Credit: screenshot) Mayhem ensued in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles this past weekend after approximately 40 people showed up to celebrate a child’s first birthday, in spite of nationwide directives to, “stay at home” and LAPD officers had to break it up. Footage taken at the scene on Saturday,… Read More »

These Women Say a Trusted Pediatrician Abused Them as Girls. Now They Plan to Sue.

Stuart Copperman was, to all appearances, an old-fashioned pediatrician. For 35 years, he ran a bustling practice in Merrick, Long Island, where he was revered by parents as an authority on everything from colic to chickenpox. Well-dressed, affable and tan year-round, he was always available in an emergency, and even made house calls. When he… Read More »

Study Offers New Insights On How Social Media Affects Girls’ Mental Health

null Getty There’s little doubt that social media is not great for mental health—studies have reported for several years now that more time spent on social media is linked to mental health issues, from low self-esteem and loneliness to depression and even suicidality. A new study from University College London and Imperial College London makes… Read More »

Downtown Girls Basketball is a glamorous squad of models, creatives

People stop and stare — and often sneak photos during games. But the women of Downtown Girls Basketball are used to it. The all-female team, which is made up of models, artists, filmmakers, gallerists, authors and fashion designers, meets every Tuesday evening at a court in Tribeca, to play full-court, 5-on-5 basketball. There are no… Read More »

Lack of sleep is more of a problem for teen girls than social media

By Jessica Hamzelou For teen girls, exercise and sleep may have more impact on mental health than social mediaSladic/Getty Social media isn’t necessarily bad for teens’ mental health – it only causes problems for girls when it interferes with sleep and exercise or enables cyberbullying. Boys don’t seem to be affected in the same way.… Read More »