8 Alternatives to Self-Harming

Self-harm is a difficult and complex issue to navigate, especially for teens struggling with mental health. People often self-harm as a coping mechanism, as it can provide temporary relief from intense emotions such as anger, sadness, distress, or numbness. It can help those feel more in control when they are overwhelmed or can be a…

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Is TikTok Bad for Your Mental Health?

TikTok changed the internet forever, but has it changed our brains too? The impact of TikTok is undeniable, with over 1 billion global users on the platform. Its explosive growth had other social media platforms scrambling to match their format, with “Reels” quickly being added to Facebook and Instagram. Not only has the platform captured…

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How Parents Affect Their Children’s Mental Health

Many parents have their child’s physical health at the top of their priority list, but staying on top of their mental health is also critical for their growth and development. A child’s mental health can be influenced by a multitude of things including genetics, environment, and even parenting styles. While you may not have control…

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23 Fun Family-Friendly Spring Break Ideas: 2023 Edition

Flowers aren’t the only things aplenty this spring break. There are so many fun spring break activities to do in the greater Los Angeles area, where you can explore the great outdoors and the humble indoors too. Spending time with your family is one of the best ways to take care of your mental health,…

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The Real Value of Meditation During Recovery

When people think of meditation, there are often a wide variety of images that come to mind. One of the most familiar or common is that of monks using meditation as a part of their routines or ritual practices. The art or practice of meditation is not new. The practice has been used by cultures…

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5 Tips for Good Mental Health this Holiday Season

5 Tips for Good Mental Health this Holiday Season

The holiday season is generally considered a happy and joyous time of year, so it may be surprising to learn how many youth and adults alike experience elevated levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Reports from the American Psychological Association indicate that between 48% and 64% of people experience heightened stress levels during the holidays. …

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Sex Addiction in Teens: Where to go for Help

Sex Addiction in Teens: Where to go for Help

Sex addiction (hypersexuality, compulsive sexual behavior, etc.) is a term used to describe frequent and excessive urges, desires, thoughts, or behaviors that focus on sexual acts or other factors related to sex. Someone with a sex addiction cannot control their thoughts and behaviors. In time, they lead to emotional harm, challenges, and damage to relationships,…

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#DidYouKnow- 3 Uncommon Types of Teen Learning Disabilities

#Didyouknow- 3 Uncommon Types of Teen Learning Disabilities

When the conversation turns to teen learning disabilities, people often think of familiar conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, or perhaps dyslexia. But there are several other, less familiar (or uncommon) types of learning disabilities diagnosed in teens and youth. No matter the diagnosis, learning disabilities can make it difficult, sometimes excessively…

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