What to Do When Your Teenage Daughter is Depressed and Refusing Help

By | June 24th, 2019|Depression|

The teenage years can bring about new defiance in your teen. If your teenage daughter is depressed and refusing help, this can make things challenging for you as a parent. You want them to feel better, but without [...]

Why Teens Avoid the D Word: Sadness in Teens

By | June 5th, 2019|Depression, Teen Girl Issues|

Teens with depression may feel uncomfortable verbalizing how they feel. They may feel embarrassed or may not want to seem vulnerable. Some things to consider include why it may be hard for your teen to say they are [...]

Steps to Help A Depressed Struggling Teen

By | May 13th, 2019|Depression|

Finding the best help for a depressed struggling teen is not always a straight shot. What works for one teen may not be helpful for another. As kids become older and their life problems become more complex, you [...]

Adolescent Depression Treatment: All About Cognitive Biases

By | March 22nd, 2019|Depression|

Depression in adolescents occurs for many different reasons. There is no specific trigger to this type of mental illness. A variety of situations or factors can motivate the development of depression or depressive symptoms. Adolescent depression treatment is [...]

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, [...]