Is Your Teen Cutting? Here’s Help.

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we care deeply about each of our patients and do whatever we can to help them grow up happy and healthy. When we discover (or suspect) that a patient is injuring herself/himself, we take it very seriously. We immediately evaluate the individual, and if need be, refer her/him to a mental

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10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Teen Suicide

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Any parent of a teenager knows how challenging it can be to know what their teen is thinking and feeling. All teens go through a range of emotional ups and downs as a normal part of growing up and dealing with the pressures of school, friends, physical changes, sexual feelings and others’ expectations. However, many

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How To Recognize the Signs of Depression in Teens

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Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a lot of teenagers, which also means that we see our fair share of teenage depression. Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the physical and emotional changes of puberty to questions about who they are and where they fit in. With all this turmoil and uncertainty, it’s

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