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How Do Medications Help Mental Illness?

Medications are a common component in mental health treatment plans. Well-rounded plans may also include psychotherapy sessions used in conjunction with medications. Selecting the right combination of treatment modalities requires considering the person’s individual needs as each person will respond differently to a treatment.  When medications are used, it is crucial to understand how each [...]

2020-08-05T15:36:41-07:00Teen Mental Health|

What Recovery Looks Like with Aftercare

Deciding to seek therapy for a mental health disorder can be a life-saving decision. Unfortunately, the successes of treatment can lose their impact without proper aftercare. Aftercare is an essential part of the recovery process, and, for long term success to be realized, the value of aftercare cannot be overlooked. […]

2020-07-29T14:37:24-07:00Teen Mental Health|

How Can I Practice Self-Care

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the importance of self-care, but what does that actually mean? For adults, its about finding time in a very busy schedule to take care of oneself emotionally, physically, and spiritually. A mature adult with good time management skills will always find the time to give to [...]

2020-07-24T13:01:39-07:00Teen Mental Health|

Are ADHD and Autism Related?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism can present in very similar ways. Children and teens with either disorder can have difficulty focusing, struggle with impulsivity, and have a hard time communicating. They may also experience problems at school with schoolwork and relationships both in and outside of school. Difficulty concentrating, inability to focus on [...]

What are the Stages of Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal emotion. Anxiety is the brain’s way of reacting to stress and letting you know there may be a potential danger you should be aware of. Everyone experiences anxiety symptoms occasionally, especially when faced with a problem or an important decision. Occasional anxiety is OK; however, consistent or chronic anxiety is not. [...]

2020-07-17T16:20:20-07:00Teen Mental Health|

How Neglect Can Affect A Child

What does neglect look like? What signs or signals will a child who is the victim of neglect display if they are silently calling out for help? Neglect can be difficult to spot. Therefore, a child suffers through or is victimized by neglect for many years (possibly their entire childhood) without being able to receive [...]

2020-07-15T09:13:03-07:00Teen Mental Health|

What Does Addiction Look Like in Teens?

Addiction comes in many forms. Whether it’s drugs or alcohol, technology, or something else, addiction is a growing public health concern among teenagers in the United States. Teens who abuse drugs or alcohol may have an increased risk of developing an addiction when they are adults. Once addiction develops, substance abuse treatment at a treatment [...]

2020-07-08T19:05:01-07:00Teen Addiction|

How To Talk To Your Child About Trauma

Being a witness to or involved in a severe accident, violent crime, terrorist attack, or natural disaster (such as an earthquake or hurricane) can be overwhelmingly stressful for children at any age. Even kids and teens who were not directly impacted or involved in the incident can still experience trauma due to repeated exposure to [...]

2020-07-03T12:14:17-07:00Teen Mental Health|

Does Your Teen Need To Start Therapy?

Some people pass through adolescence and their teen years easily and swiftly, with minimal challenge or turmoil. For others, the arrival of puberty brings about change, and sometimes these changes can be difficult for both teens and their parents to manage. Inevitably, guilt or blame begins to factor in as parents try to understand how [...]

2020-06-26T15:33:12-07:00Teen Mental Health|

How Depression Affects Learning

When people think of depression (or clinical depression), they often think of someone who struggles with feelings of sadness or who frequently feels down for longer than “normal” periods. People with depression are also sometimes seen as lazy or antisocial as they often experience fluctuations in their energy levels or tend to lose interest in [...]

2020-06-24T17:45:43-07:00Teen Mental Health|

How To Tell If Your Child Has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic and complex neurodevelopmental disorder that can have significant impact on a child’s success during school and beyond. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects millions of children and for many will continue into adulthood. This condition s characterized by multiple persistent problems including difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive [...]

How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Mental Health?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme changes in one’s emotional state. Bipolar disorder was formerly called manic depression due to the experiences one has with states of mania followed by states of depression. During a previous blog we discussed bipolar disorder, its symptoms, characteristics, risk factors and treatments in detail so [...]

2020-06-17T15:16:23-07:00Teen Mental Health|

How Depression Affects the Brain

Human beings may display or feel sadness and grief from time to time. Depression and associated symptoms can be (and are) very common amongst Americans. If one considers the rate of diagnosis for the various types of depressive disorders, nearly one hundred million individuals in the United States suffer from some form of depression. That [...]

2020-06-12T15:07:12-07:00Teen Mental Health|

How Mental Health Affects Students

Mental health challenges can affect many areas of your teen’s life. It can reduce their overall quality of life, impact their physical health, and negatively impact their relationships with friends and family members. In addition to all of the above, mental health problems can affect their education and academic achievements while they are in school. [...]

2020-06-10T15:10:17-07:00Teen Mental Health|

Will Depression Ever End?

Successful Treatment Options for Your Teen’s Depression Symptoms Depression or major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States (and across the world). Unfortunately, despite its prevalence in people of all ages, depressive disorders are also some of the most misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed conditions. The signs, symptoms, and [...]


How Does Depression Affect Relationships?

Relationships are challenging. Even the longest-lasting, seemingly happy relationships are faced with routine ups and downs, which can lead to moments of unhappiness and dissatisfaction. The day to day challenges faced by a typical relationship is exacerbated when someone in the relationship suffers from depression. Developing romantic relationships is an integral part of the development [...]

2020-06-03T16:02:53-07:00Teen Mental Health|