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Talk on Teen Suicide From One Who’s Tried It: Teens and Parents Invited to Darien Library, Oct 3

Emily Torchiana speaks on teen suicide, mental health
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Teens and their parents are invited to hear suicide attempt survivor Emily Torchiana speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 at Darien Library. She speaks about being a victim to severe cyberbullying in high school, which led her to her struggles with post traumatic stress disorder, depression and social anxiety, as well as overcoming a suicide attempt. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parents Can Register 7th, 8th Graders Now for One of 40 Seats in ‘Choose Love’ Enrichment Program at the Depot

Choose Love Enrichment Program
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The Depot youth center is hosting an intensive program with a limited number of seats for 7th and 8th grade Darien students, teaching them “core competencies and skills, beyond academics, that can empower them to thrive emotionally, mentally, personally and socially,” according to an email sent out by the Depot. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Psychologist to Speak at Darien High About Building Your Child’s Resilience

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Your kids, like everyone else, will face challenges, setbacks, defeats and failures in school and later in life. As parents, you know you can’t prevent them all. In both childhood and adulthood, the better your sons and daughters are able to bounce back and cope with those circumstances, the less likely they are to turn to destructive behaviors, including substance abuse and risky sex. You can get advice about building resilience in your children from a psychologist, Suniya Luthar, who will speak at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 at Darien High School Auditorium. Her talk is titled “Youth in High Achieving Schools: Maximizing Resilience.” The event is presented by the Darien High School Parents Association and the Depot Youth Center. Continue Reading →

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What Parents Need to Know About Discussing Sexual Harrassment, Assault and the #MeToo Movement with Boys and Girls

Jessica Feighan Darien Depot
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The conversation around the #MeToo Movement seems to sometimes pit boys against girls, men against women, and a good portion of boys and men aren’t quite sure where they fit into the conversation. Some may want to be part of change and not know how to get involved. A discussion for boys and men, girls and women about the issues surrounding the #MeToo Movement will take place Thursday, March 14, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

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Darien Depot Invites You to Its 1980s-Inspired ‘Après Ski’ Fashion Fundraiser on Feb 9

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Darien Depot’s staff, supporters and students invite you to come in from the cold and join them for an evening to celebrate and support the longest running teen center in the country, at the “Apres-Ski Fashion Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 9. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Teens Tell Board of Selectmen About What They Get Out of the Depot Youth Center

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Learning the signs that someone might be suicidal, talking about problems (or anything) at Girls Night Out meetings, helping educate other teenagers about safety through the Students Against Destructive Decisions group, learning about mental illness, substance abuse, distracted driving, teen relationship violence. Those were the topics that nine Darien teenagers have been learning about at the Depot Youth Center, they told the Board of Selectmen at a recent meeting.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Student Talks About Getting Hit by Pickup Truck in Town — and What She’s Doing About It

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“Many of you may have heard — about two years ago a girl got hit by a pickup truck after trying to get off the late bus,” a school bus that had just let off students on the Post Road, Rhea Bhat, a Darien High School freshman recently told the Board of Selectmen. “That girl was me.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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