Teens http://wunc.org en Rocky Mount Community Gathers To Brainstorm After Teen Shootings http://wunc.org/post/rocky-mount-community-gathers-brainstorm-after-teen-shootings <p></p><p>Rocky Mount community members and leaders are gathering at Word Tabernacle Church tonight for a public forum. This comes just weeks after four boys were shot on the church basketball court, and another was killed in a drive-by shooting.</p><p></p><p>Word Tabernacle Church Pastor James Gailliard said the tragedies have been a catalyst for social dialogue. He said he sees people crossing the aisle politically and having constructive discussions about how to combat gang violence, poverty and joblessness in the community.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:59:24 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30696 at http://wunc.org Rocky Mount Community Gathers To Brainstorm After Teen Shootings Evelin Huerta: 'My Brother's Death Is Still A Mystery' http://wunc.org/post/evelin-huerta-my-brothers-death-still-mystery <p><strong>Updated Saturday, 10/21/13 11:00 a.m.:</strong></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:35:00 +0000 WUNC News 27738 at http://wunc.org Evelin Huerta: 'My Brother's Death Is Still A Mystery' NC Ranks 45th For Tobacco Prevention And Cessation Spending http://wunc.org/post/nc-ranks-45th-tobacco-prevention-and-cessation-spending <p></p><p>North Carolina doesn't spend enough to keep people from smoking or help them quit. That's according to a report from a coalition of health organizations.</p><p></p><p>The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids report ranked North Carolina 45<sup>th</sup> in the country for spending on smoking and chewing prevention or cessation programs. The report says the state spent none of its tobacco tax revenue on those programs in fiscal year 2013.</p><p></p><p>Ricky Diaz of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says the state wants to serve its residents.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:34:43 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27126 at http://wunc.org NC Ranks 45th For Tobacco Prevention And Cessation Spending Duke Study: Many Teens In Need Of Psychiatric Help Don't Seek It http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-many-teens-need-psychiatric-help-dont-seek-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than half of teens with psychiatric disorders go untreated, and those who do get help often get it from non-mental health specialists, according to a study co-authored by Duke University researchers this month.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>About 45 percent of teens who have a psychiatric disorder received treatment in the 12 months prior to the study, and those getting help most often receive it from school counselors, pediatricians or probation officers.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 26035 at http://wunc.org Duke Study: Many Teens In Need Of Psychiatric Help Don't Seek It What Makes Teens Do What They Do? http://wunc.org/post/what-makes-teens-do-what-they-do <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span dir="ltr">While the verdict has long been out that adolescents are irrational and impulsive, recent research has shown that hormones are not the primary culprit for this behavior; the brain is also at fault. </span> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:54:33 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 19935 at http://wunc.org What Makes Teens Do What They Do? Teens Can Text for Help http://wunc.org/post/teens-can-text-help <p>A new counseling program begins tonight for teens in the Triad.<br><br><span style="font-style: italic;">Text 4 Teens</span> is a program that allows youths to seek support without saying a word. Teenagers can use texting to find help with depression, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse pressures or relationship problems. Michael Cottingham with Center Point Human Services believes using newer technology is the best way to connect.<br> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:15:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7389 at http://wunc.org