Teen marijuana use not affected by legalization. Girl Scout’s website tackles mental health. Philippines drug war blamed for 75% of civilian deaths.
Giving Up Alcohol Boosts Mental Health in Women [WebMD] A new study observed how quitting drinking affected women’s mental health. Not only did non-drinking women report the highest level of mental well-being, women who drank moderately but quit altogether reported the largest improvement in mental health.
Legalizing Marijuana Not a Trigger for Teen Toking [WebMD] “There is simply no evidence that legalization—for medical or recreational purposes—leads to an increase in teen use.” A new study analyzed survey data from more than 1.4 million U.S. high school students.
Girl Scout’s Website Created to Help Students with Mental Illness [San Diego Tribune] A Girl Scout Gold Award project created a website to encourage kids to “speak up” about mental health. “Through the project, I found that a lot of the information was relevant to myself and that helped me mentally prepare for college and for taking care of myself in my new stage of life.”