Managing OCD: 7 Ways to Calm Your Compulsions

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition with two main characteristics: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unrealistic thoughts or feelings and compulsions are uncontrollable actions that are often repeated to reduce stress and fear. When you’re living with OCD, finding ways to cope with your compulsions can be extremely helpful in allowing you …

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Should I Go to Therapy? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Making the decision to go to therapy can be a difficult one and it might even be hard to know if it’s what you need or if you’re ready. If taking this step in a recovery journey is something you’re considering, here are five questions you can ask yourself to help you decide if it’s …

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The Best PSAs for Teens to Watch

Part of growing up includes a lot of learning beyond what is taught in schools, such as life lessons on relationships, independence and making wise decisions. PSAs, or Public Service Announcements, are great resources for teens to gain tips or advice on situations they might encounter. Here are some of the best PSAs to show …

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Monkey See, Monkey Do: Ways to Model a Healthy Relationship

As your children walk through life, they’ll encounter many role models. Whether it’s at school, extracurriculars, work or home, your children are learning behaviors from what they study around them. Certainly, one of the most significant influences on teens are their family members – particularly parents. With that in mind, it’s important to model healthy …

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The Psychology Behind Triggers

Have you ever experienced a moment when you were feeling okay at first, but then suddenly felt anxious, afraid or depressed? Something in that moment caused a debilitating flashback to a past traumatic event, and that’s known as a trigger. They often occur to those with PTSD. These instances can creep up on you unannounced, …

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SSRIs and Other Depression Treatments: A Simple Guide

A complex illness, depression has many different treatment options. Some patients may go to therapy as one form of treatment, while others may require several treatments at once, such as a combination of therapy and medication. Here’s a simple guide on several common options for depression, to help you gain a better idea of which …

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The Differences Between Psychosis and Psychopathic

As we continue to combat stigma against mental health, one of the most powerful tools we can use is understanding. By taking the time to understand, we have better awareness and less fear of the unknown. It’s important to define terms that might be confusing or easily misinterpreted. Two that often get misused are “psychosis” …

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Teen TED: 6 Great TEDTalks to Watch

TED Talks are widely popular videos, and it’s not hard to see why. Delivered by industry experts, TED Talks are short, engaging speeches that can be about virtually any topic. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite TED Talks that will inspire your teen to go out and do their best. Yup, …

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5 Tips for Helping Your Teen Discover Their Identity

Teens struggle with so many pressures as they navigate school, family and friends. At the same time, they’re also discovering who they are as unique individuals. As a parent, you can support your teen while they develop their own sense of identity. Here are some simple ways you can help. Listen to Your Teen Without …

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How Divorce Impacts Teens and How to Help Them Cope

There’s no question that divorce is difficult. Routines, expectations and relationships for the future can all change. Of course, children are also affected. As a parent, it’s important to understand how divorce can affect your teen and how you can support them during such a challenging time and transition. Here are some things to look …

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