Depression

Help! My Daughter is Depressed

By | June 15th, 2018|Depression, Teen Girl Issues|

The teenage years can be extremely tough. You remember the growing pains associated with trying to handle hormones, make good grades, maintain a social life, and enjoy your hobbies or find new ones. It can all be extremely [...]

Breathe In, Breathe Out: How Mindfulness Helps Teens who Struggle with Depression and Anxiety

By | January 29th, 2018|Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues, Trauma Treatment|

Teen suicide. Substance abuse. Bullying and fights. Although seemingly unrelated, these all too frequent epidemics are plaguing today’s schools; and, frequently, they seem to spring from a single common source. Kids are finding it tough to cope these [...]

Sleep Deprived Youth at a Higher Risk for Teen Mood Disorders

By | January 12th, 2018|Depression, Mental Health|

Recently, it’s become more clear how much damage not getting enough sleep can cause. Higher risks of depression, anxiety, heart disease, and more have been linked to sleep deprivation. This common teenage issue can wreak havoc on a [...]

What to Look for in a School for Depressed Teen Daughter

By | September 29th, 2017|Depression, School Issues|

Your daughter doesn’t seem like herself anymore. She doesn’t enjoy activities she used to, she doesn’t like hanging out with her friends, she’s not doing well in school, she’s isolating herself--she’s depressed. When your family has tried out [...]

Depression in Adolescence Affects Girls More Than Boys

By | February 16th, 2017|Body Image Issues, Depression|

We already knew that depression in adolescence isn’t rare, but now it’s becoming clearer and clearer that girls are more often affected by it than boys. Research is piling up showing the disparity between the genders when it [...]

Research Shows Mindfulness Meditation Helps Anxiety and Depression

By | February 2nd, 2017|Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health|

We live in an incredibly fast-paced society. At times, it can feel like 24 hours in a day isn’t enough to accomplish everything on one’s plate. While keeping busy and accomplishing tasks is an important part of life, [...]

Therapy Program for Teens: Adele & Celebs Speak About Mental Health

By | November 10th, 2016|Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health|

Photo credit: flickr user/Janine As a therapy program for teens, we understand that many more people deal with mental health issues than the public believes. Many studies have found that around 1 in 5 American adults [...]

Celebrities Put Spotlight on Mental Treatment for Teen Girls & Youth

By | October 27th, 2016|Depression, Mental Health|

Photo Credit/Flickr user - Dana Beveridge Mental health treatment for teen girls and youth is still largely unavailable--in more ways than one. While the treatment may technically be there, many young people are afraid to reach [...]

The Need for a Teenage Depression Test

By | September 8th, 2016|Depression, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues|

A recent article by Richmond discusses a girl’s story of battling depression and the need for a teenage depression test. For Cameron Gallagher, who lived with depression, the pain of her struggle was almost unbearable. It was extremely [...]

Kanye West on Teen Depression

By | August 11th, 2016|Depression, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues|

Image source: Flickr user, AmyW87 What is Teen Depression? Teen depression is typically diagnosed if youth experience depressive symptoms for more than 2 weeks. Common symptoms of teen depression include mood swings, irritability, changes in eating [...]