Minnesota Schools to Screen Students for Depression

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A group of Minnesota high schools will soon start screening students for depression.

Administrators of the state’s largest high school, Anoka-Hennepin, say they could offer screenings for depression and anxiety as soon as next fall.

It comes as part of a state grant to improve mental health services.

The idea is to get students to talk about something they may not even understand is going on or may be hiding from their parents.

In Minnesota, suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents.

Anoka-Hennepin High School has garnered national attention over the years after seven students took their lives between September 2009 and May 2011.

When it comes to exercise, fitness experts say the harder you push yourself the greater the reward.

High intensity interval training can blast calories, build muscle and boost endurance in as little as 20 minutes a day.

But the catch is finding the right level of intensity which is just outside your comfort zone.

The bursts of exercise can be sprinting or spot jumps, and the recovery can be brief rests or slower-paced movements.

Medication-related problems may be the cause of many trips to the emergency room for kids.

Researchers found adverse drug reactions were the major cause for the ER visits followed by not taking prescription drugs properly.

Study authors urge parents to ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about your child’s prescription.

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