Dr. Laura Markley, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron Children’s Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology, answers questions about teen suicide. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in adolescents in Ohio. According to the 2020 Ohio Child Fatality review, more teens and young adults in the U.S. die from suicide than […]
“Simon says do a flip” When Dana Griffith, 14, heard her sibling’s instruction while playing a round of Simon Says on the trampoline, she was ready. The cheerleader used the trampoline to practice jumps and flips, so this should be easy. Mid-flip, Dana realized Simon never said which way to land, and before she could […]
Wind rushing by, motor roaring, Hayden Mesler, 13, zoomed along on her dirt bike. The teen has been riding since pre-k, and the spring weather called for a spin on her bike. Before she knew it, her speed had gotten away from her and she was unable to stop quickly. She laid the bike down […]
The teen years are a big part of childhood. Custom-designed patient rooms with more mature aesthetics help teens and young adults in treatment for cancer at Akron Children’s feel more at home.
Does the thought of your child behind the wheel drive you nuts? Rev up the safety factor by creating a driving contract for your child with diabetes. Due to inexperience, teens are already at risk as drivers. But when you add diabetes to the mix, there are additional reasons to be cautious. Low blood sugar […]
You might have firm convictions about at what age a teen should be allowed to date, but it’s often far less clear whether your teen is ready for dating – or for that matter, what exactly constitutes a date. How your teen handles personal relationships should give you an idea about whether he or she […]