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31 Oct

5 Ways to Show Your Depressed Teen You Care

Depression can feel overwhelming and isolating, and those who suffer from it often feel like nobody understands what they're going through. It can be especially challenging for teenagers, but they'll have an easier time if their parents show empathy for their situation. If your teen...

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31 Oct

5 Documentaries About Bullying

Some people underestimate the seriousness of bullying and the long-term effects it can have on a teenager. In fact, one of the consequences can be adult depression. Watching a few documentaries on teen bullying is a great way to shed some light on the matter...

teen girl tablet reading
28 Oct

5 Studies to Read About Teen Substance Abuse

There are many misconceptions about teen substance abuse, making it a difficult subject to understand. Many people believe that marijuana is a gateway drug or that only weak-willed individuals will become addicted, but those beliefs are untrue. It's important to get your facts from reliable,...

teen girl pensive
27 Oct

How Safe Alternatives to Self-Injury Can Help

Teens who engage in acts of self-harm often find it difficult to quit outright. That’s why it’s so important for teens to find healthy outputs and alternatives to self-harm that can help them manage their negative impulses. Safe alternatives to self-injury can help teens stop...

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25 Oct

Why Outpatient Treatment May Not Be Enough for Your Teen

Although recovery is possible for all teens struggling with a mental health issue, not every teen recovers using the same method. Outpatient treatment can be helpful for some patients, while others require a more involved process to ensure they don't relapse. If you're concerned that...

teen girl walking city street
25 Oct

The First Steps to Finding Mental Health/Addiction Help

If your teen is struggling with an addiction or with their mental health, you may be feeling overwhelmed, confused and unsure of where to turn for help and treatment. Navigating the mental health and addiction treatment system can be difficult and trying, which is why...

teens swimming ocean water
18 Oct

5 Clear Signs Your Teen is Stressed

Social situation, college applications, identity issues—many aspects of a teen's life can make them stressed. Although the occasional bit of stress is normal for everybody, regular or recurring stress can have a negative impact on an individual's well-being and relationships. We've identified five clear signs...

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13 Oct

The Dangers of Mixing Prescriptions and Alcohol

You may have taught your teens the risks of drinking alcohol, and you may have also taught your teens about the risks associated with prescription drugs. But your teen may not understand the significant dangers associated with mixing prescription drugs with alcohol. One study suggests that...

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