• NANCY’S BLOG: (in)visible Teens.
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    It’s always exciting to talk about big shifts and how to tackle complex problems with bold ingenuity, but when we look to the future, one giant topic demands more of our attention than it often gets: the health and well-being of today’s youth. This week we focus our attention on those poised to inherit our past and create our future: teens. And in the process invite us all into a new conversation about what it might take to build more supportive structures and attitudes.   …

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  • The Troubled Side Of Teens.
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    While it’s true there are large numbers of adolescents finding their voice, equally there are those who are struggling. Suicide among teens is a serious public health problem and for youth between the ages of 10 and 24, is the third leading cause of death. It results in approximately 4600 lives lost each year, and according to a nationwide survey conducted by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), 16% of youth in grades 9–12 in public and private schools in the United…

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