Teen Mental Health

Social Anxiety and School: 7 Survival Steps

Social anxiety, sometimes known as social phobia, can be very difficult to cope with at any time in life and requires careful management. However, for young people who are still in school, it can be especially hard to handle as the isolating nature of the disorder. Social anxiety is an overwhelming and long-lasting fear of [...]

Summer Mental Health Care For Your Teen

With summertime comes time at the beach, fun in the sun, and hanging out with friends. But for teenagers struggling with mental health issues, especially those who avoid social settings, it can mean a summer spent in front of an electronic device, sleeping far more than what is healthy, and other poor behaviors. For many [...]

A Worrying Rise in Teen Depression 

Today’s teenagers are subject to many pressures that we as parents, will never understand. The teen years are difficult regardless of when you grew up, but teens now experience far more pressure to succeed academically and feel pressured by parents to do more, and be more. Aside from that, the increasing presence of technology in [...]

5 Good Mental Health Apps For Your Teen

Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression are on the rise amongst teenagers, and finding ways to help young people to overcome the challenges that those conditions raise and improve their emotional well-being is an ongoing concern amongst clinicians and parents alike. While there is no real substitute for professional counseling or therapy for mental [...]

Road To Healing: What Does Mental Health Recovery Look Like?

Mental health recovery isn’t just about getting better, it’s about achieving a satisfying and full life. Lots of people who are in recovery agree that the journey isn’t a steady or straight road, but instead, one with setbacks and discoveries. Although it may seem difficult at first, after time has passed, it’s possible to see [...]

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 [...]