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  • Poor mental health is linked to reduced life expectancy.
  • A study found that adolescent girls between the ages of 12 and 15 are more likely to be depressed than boys.
  • Medical staff and clinicians tend to overlook alcohol problems in patients unless they arrive intoxicated.
  • A researcher believes that eating disorders in children are not being taken seriously enough, and youths are “missing out on vital help.”
  • Adding a canine boost to mental health.

Heather Rudow is a staff writer for Counseling Today. Email her at hrudow@counseling.org.