How Abuse Changes a Child’s Brain By Brandon Keim The brains of children raised in violent families resemble the brains of soldiers exposed to combat, psychologists say. They’re primed to perceive threat and anticipate pain, adaptations that may be helpful in abusive environments but produce long-term problems with stress and anxiety. “For them to detect early cues that might signal danger is...
40% of Kids Who Attempt Suicide First Try in Elementary or Middle School By BONNIE ROCHMAN Almost 40% of kids attempting suicide make their first try in middle or even elementary school, according to research that suggests that kids who think they want to kill themselves are considering it long before previously assumed. About 1 in 9 children have attempted suicide before their high school...