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How Does Mental Illness Affect Teenagers?

The teenage years should be the best time in a child’s life. Sleeping late and hanging out with friends is what this time is all about. However, mental illness is becoming more prevalent amongst the younger age group, and it’s affecting their quality of life. The increased pressure to fit in and get good grades, [...]

Teen Treatment Center – The Benefits For Your Family

Teen Treatment Centers Benefit The Entire Family Unit Children certainly don’t come with a manual. By the time a child reaches their teenage years, they have probably already experienced a number of things that children of the past hadn't.  The generation of today faces challenges that most parents didn’t have when they were in school. [...]

Supporting Your Teen’s Mental Health as a Parent

Ways to Nurture Your Teen's Mental Health Mental health is something that can be very difficult to deal with when your teen is growing up. Many parents may feel like the mental issues that their teens are going through are simply just teenage outbursts. It can be difficult to delineate between outbursts and mental health [...]

Is Your Teen Struggling with Mental Health Disorder? 7 Danger Signs to Look For

Quite often, mental health disorder in teens may be dismissed as the typical stages, phases, and attitudes that such individuals experience as they progress through adolescence.  According to 2017 data supplied by Mental Health America, more than 11 percent of American youths ages 12 to 17 experienced at least one major depressive episode. Like other [...]

The Real Face of Bullies and How to Deal With Them

Facing Bullies: Deal with the Problem by Confronting Tolerating bullies on a regular basis can take a serious toll on someone's mental health. Teens are often especially sensitive to being mistreated. Name-calling, manipulation or even physical abuse are just some of the ways your child may be suffering. Bullies are cruel, dominating and persistent. They [...]

Teen Stress: The Triggers and How to Keep It in Check

The teen years are fraught with emotional highs and lows that can be overwhelming for both teens and their parents. According to the American Psychology Association (APA), 40% of individuals surveyed in a recent study reported feeling angry or irritable due to teen stress, while over 30% felt anxious, sad, or depressed. It can be [...]

Bullying at School – The Warning Signs to Watch For

Bullying can have a devastating effect on its victims. It is, unfortunately, a common occurrence. It is damaging emotionally to the victim and also to the bully. It leaves emotional scars on both. And a witness can be affected also. Victims suffer emotional damage which may last for many years. The range of reactions can [...]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Teens: Is Your Child Suffering From It?

When you look in the mirror, you may see a pimple on your chin, a mole on your nose, or notice that your face isn't exactly symmetrical. While these slight flaws may bother you a little, you probably don't spend hours each day thinking about them. However, if your teenage son or daughter has body [...]

The Three Stages of Adolescence

Decision Making and the Three Stages of Adolescence The years from puberty until adulthood are known as adolescence. They are divided into three smaller stages: early adolescence, middle adolescence, and late adolescence. The human body goes through a large amount of physical development during these years, as well as important elements of social, intellectual, and [...]

How to Handle a Teen with Paranoid Personality Disorder

Teeens and Paranoid Personality Disorder Adolescence can be a stressful time for unprepared parents and their children. At that age, teenagers develop varied interests and acquire diverse personalities. Unfortunately, part of the acquired behavior involves challenging the authority of the parent and an unfettered desire to have more independence. Additionally, parents often find it difficult [...]

When Teens are in the Middle of an Abusive Relationship

When Teens Are in the Middle of an Abusive Relationship The teenage years bring on an intense array of emotions, and among these are feelings for a boyfriend of girlfriend. As your teen forms romantic relationships, you may watch him or her grow through many strong feelings, from love to hate. It can be difficult [...]

Back to School Anxiety in Kids

Back to School Anxiety in Kids While it's not uncommon for parents to delight in their children going back to school, many kids are fearful of this incredibly dramatic shift in their daily routines. Being around other kids, meeting new people and being in an unfamiliar environment can be downright frightening for a child. Back-to-school [...]

Sexual Orientation Questions Answered

Sexual Orientation Questions Answered Sexual orientation raises questions for concerned parents over their teen’s wellbeing and future. Discrimination, bullying, and prejudice weighs heavily on teens who are already struggling with rapid changes in their bodies and the world. Understanding the difficulties helps parents in guiding their teens through difficult times and knowing when their teen [...]

Teenagers and Suicide – What You Need to Know

Being a parent today comes with unprecedented challenges. Teens are exposed to more harmful agents and environments than ever before, and this requires parents be more vigilant and informed than ever before to protect the health and well-being of their offspring. The magnitude of risks, however, often hyper-focuses parents on the tangible and in-your-face risks [...]

Is Your Teenager Struggling with PTSD?

Is Your Teenager Struggling with PTSD? We can’t control everything that our children encounter or see. Sometimes they may go through extreme stress that is completely out of our control. Teenagers will usually recover from these events, but in some cases, they may not be able to recover on their own. Although symptoms of post-traumatic [...]

Anxiety is Hitting Our Students Hard

Anxiety is Hitting Our Students Hard Today's students are stressed and filled with anxiety. With reports of terrorists, school shootings, cyber bullying and pressure from school and home, reports of adolescents with anxiety disorders have reached epic proportions. In 2016, TIME Magazine reported "2 million [teenagers] experiencing depression impairing daily function." If you are a [...]

Teen Internet Addiction – It’s Getting Worse

While the idea of too much internet use seems to be fairly common among issues that parents face today for their teens, it has not yet entered the realm of being an official medical issue in the 21st century. According to medical professional Dimitri Christakis of Seattle Children’s Research Institute, this addiction, though prevalent among [...]

May is National Mental Health Month

May is National Mental Health Month in the United States. This is a good time to remind parents and the world in general that teenagers are just as likely to struggle with mental health issues as adults. In fact, with the increased pressure on their shoulders combined with an ever-evolving technological landscape, teenagers may be [...]

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