Adolescent Health and Risk Communication

The Adolescent Health and Risk Communication Institute was established as part of the Annenberg Public Policy Center in January 2002 with a grant from the Annenberg Foundation. Originally called the Adolescent Risk Communication Institute, the program’s name was changed in 2015 to denote the inclusion of health as well as risk variables. The Institute’s mission is to promote healthy youth development by educating the public, scholarly community and policy-makers about the latest scientific advances in reducing risks to adolescent health. It does so by convening conferences of experts, conducting national surveys and performing externally funded research. The findings of these projects are communicated to both scholars and the public through books, scientific reports and on the Internet.

If Your Adolescent Has Depression or Bipolar Disorder

While coping with teenage moodiness can be difficult under any circumstances, it can be especially challenging if a teenager has a serious mood disorder. This concise, readable book is the definitive guide to understanding and getting effective help for adolescents with depression or bipolar disorder, designed for parents and other adults in contact with afflicted teens.
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Treating and preventing adolescent mental health disorders

This book, which disseminates the findings of the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC), addresses the state of knowledge about mental health disorders in the teenage years. Six commissions established by the Sunnylands Trust and APPC pool their expertise on adolescent anxiety, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, depression and bipolar disorders, eating disorders, and suicide.
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