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Imagining Suicide

Twice weekly, I commute across the Golden Gate Bridge. I've taken this route for over a year, yet the view still consumes me. Whether marveling at the Bridge, seeing the sun (or fog) mingle with the Pacific Ocean, or eyeing the cramped San Francisco...

Want to Get Through to Teens | Talk to Their Brains

Want to Get Through to Teens | Talk to Their Brains. In my decade of research and writing on brain development and the brain disease of addiction, understanding the whole story about puberty and the brain’s evolution [see Image 2 below] gave me the pieces that finally completed the puzzle on how/why teens do the things they do and how/why their peers are so influential and why all of this is so instrumental in the development of substance abuse problems . If you are a parent, you know...

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