What to Expect from Therapy and Your First Therapy Session

Does your teenager know what to expect from therapy? Do you know how to prepare for your first therapy session, and how to be more open? Are there ways you as a parent can make that intimidating first visit less stressful? Indeed, these are all appropriate questions that make sense before starting the therapeutic process. …

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How to Cope With High School Stress and Academic Anxiety

A difficult combination of teen academic anxiety and high school stress is plaguing American teenagers today. Academic anxiety and exam stress is steadily increasing, leading to unexpected mental health challenges. Hence, coping with school stress is a pressing health concern today in the United States. Parents need to develop tools to help kids build resilience, …

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What Is A Mental Health Evaluation and How Can It Help?

When the behavior of a teenager begins to worry a parent, the question of “What is a mental health evaluation, and how can it help?” is essential to ask. Given the negative stigma about mental health in the United States, mental health is often misunderstood and a clearer picture is needed. By starting with an …

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Counselor Vs. Therapist – Differences and Similarities

The terms counseling and therapy are often used synonymously. There are, however, core differences between psychological counseling and psychotherapy. For one thing counseling is generally a more short-term solution as opposed to therapy which is more long term and focuses on a wider scope of issues. What do Therapists do? Therapists focus primarily on long …

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Depression Vs Sadness in Teenagers

It is important for parents to understand the difference between depression and sadness in teenagers. Such a mental health issue comprises the gulf between a potentially chronic diagnosis and a temporary challenge that almost every adolescent experiences while growing up. After all, what teenager doesn’t experience sadness and grief after the loss of a beloved …

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The New Marijuana Law in California and Teen Drug Use

The new marijuana law in California has a lot of parents worried about their teenagers. After all, marijuana has been one of the most common drugs used by teenagers for many decades. Although heroin use in California has been more publicized in the news due to a nationwide rash of opioid overdose deaths, the new …

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The 8 Stages of Emotional Development

It’s important for parents, teachers, and other significant adults, such as staff at teen rehab treatment centers, to be able to guide children and teens through healthy emotional stages of development. To help with this, an understanding of some basic psychology is worthwhile. A psychologist by the name of Erik Erikson identified eight specific stages of …

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Reactive Attachment Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is attachment disorder; it is a somewhat rare mental health disorder that affects between one to six percent of the population. It is developed in early childhood (before the age of 3) when a child fails to form a healthy emotional attachment to his/her primary caregiver, which in many circumstances would …

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5 Documentaries About Mental Health on Netflix

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.7 million, or 18.6%—experiences mental illness in a given year. It is important to be educated around these prevalent illnesses. Check out these five documentaries on Netflix that discuss mental health issues from a variety of perspectives.

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The Pros & Cons Of Helicopter Vs. Free Range Parenting

There is no question that parenting is a difficult, ever changing process. As your children grow, and as society changes, your parenting type is often expected to change too. Two approaches that fit opposing ends of the parenting spectrum are “helicopter parenting” and “free-range parenting.” Here are the pros and cons of each. Helicopter Parenting …

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5 Documentaries and Films About Bullying

Some people underestimate the seriousness of bullying and the long-term effects it can have on teens. In fact, one of the consequences of bullying can be adult depression. Watching a few movies about bullying is a great way to shed some light on the matter and help you understand just how much of a negative impact …

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