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Parenting a Teen with Depression

Every teenager is different, and parenting different teens requires different approaches. A teen with depression presents their own specific set of challenges. Often parents of teens who are dealing with depression feel constant concern for their well-being. However, it is important to use that concern to help them, rather than allow worries to immobilize or …

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How to Help Your Teen in Overcoming Insecurities

The teenage years can be difficult and challenging in many ways, leading to many types of insecurities. It is a period of change growing out of childhood and into adulthood, which comes with pressures, responsibilities, uncertainty, and self-doubt. Further, teens are constantly being bombarded by messages from the media, their friends, and society about how …

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The Role of BAC in Teenage Drinking and Driving

One of the biggest moments in a teenager’s life is when they get their first driver’s license. Finally, a young person can enjoy a bit of freedom, driving themselves to school and having the flexibility to make their own plans. However, having a driver’s license and an available car to drive means great responsibility to …

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5 Real-Life Movies About Bullying in High Schools

Some parents and teenagers may underestimate the seriousness of bullying and the long-term effects it can have on teens. In fact, bullying can lead to teen depression that could spiral into substance abuse, and in extreme circumstances, teen suicide. Further, the wounds of childhood and teenage bullying can follow someone into adulthood and impact their relationships …

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Social Media Pressures During a Pandemic

With less face-to-face contact in real life as a result of COVID-19, teens have turned to social media as a way to connect, create, and defeat boredom. Not just teens, but adults and even entire families have found interaction, expression, and entertainment on social media applications. As a result, there has been significant growth in …

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The Connection Between Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Both mental health and substance abuse are highly misunderstood conditions, and there are still harmful stigmas and stereotypes associated with them in today’s society. One point that many people don’t understand is that substance abuse is actually a symptom of a mental health condition. In fact, childhood trauma and attachment issues are at the root …

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The Challenge of Teens Facing Traumatic Experiences

Today, many teenagers suffer traumatic experiences and are in serious need of trauma recovery through therapy and other coping methods. Further, some teenagers who have dealt with traumatic experiences, suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a disorder that is accompanied by feelings of fear, horror, and/or helplessness. For many adults, including the parents of adolescents, …

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The Dangers of Negative Peer Pressure in Teens

Negative peer pressure in teens is a challenge that has been well known and persistent. However, the dangers of negative peer pressure in teens is becoming more pervasive and harder to combat given the rise of social networking and mobile devices. As a result, peer pressure can follow teenagers wherever they go. Such constant peer …

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The Role of Family in Recovery and the Aftercare Process

The role of family in recovery for teens is without a doubt a major force in helping a young person find and maintain a path of sustainable sobriety. Moreover, beyond drug and alcohol abuse recovery, the family’s role in the aftercare process also is essential when facing mental health challenges. Thus, without the family’s support, …

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Why Teens Should Practice Self-Care At Home

The practice of self-care at home for teens is crucial both during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. By learning how to practice self-care at home, teens can help create a positive outlook on their lives. After all, self-care activities are essential benefits of good mental health. As we all know, after …

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Helping Teens with Digital Stress and Social Media Pressure

There is no doubt in scientific and academic circles that the use of social media and digital devices are significant causes of teenage stress. Stress can be detrimental to not only a teen’s current health situation but also to the ongoing growth of their physical bodies and cognitive abilities. Moreover, extensive and ongoing use of …

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The Expansion of Online Therapy for Teens During COVID-19

Online therapy is expanding as the COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person therapy less accessible and safe. Before the pandemic, online therapy services were rapidly growing to meet the needs of a new generation. After all, both Millennials and Generation Z already spend the majority of their time on their mobile phones, portable tables, or laptop …

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What’s an Edible? What Parents Need to Know about Edible Marijuana

Often surprised and somewhat confused, parents nationwide may ask, “What’s an edible?” Edibles are food products, including candy and baked goods, that are infused with marijuana. Although smoking or vaping marijuana is still the most common method of consumption, eating cannabis-infused edibles is becoming increasingly popular among teenagers. Moreover, with the national movement towards the …

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