General Health

Therapeutic Treatment for Trauma: How Yoga Can Play a Role in Recovery

By | June 12th, 2017|General Health, Mental Health, Trauma Treatment|

In therapeutic treatment for trauma, there are many complicated processes and tactics utilized--but there’s also simplistic ones. One of those is yoga. I know what you’re thinking, “How can stretching in different positions possibly help trauma?” Well, studies [...]

People Can Change: New Research on Ways To Cope With Stress In Teenagers

By | October 4th, 2016|Anxiety, General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues|

Teens nowadays are under mounting pressure to do well in school, to have a vibrant social life, and to take part in extracurricular activities. Sometimes juggling all of those elements can lead to a huge amount of stress [...]

Wellbeing in Teens: It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

By | September 15th, 2016|General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues|

Photo Credit: flickr user - Kleinefotografie, wellbeing in teens According to a recent article by CNN, maintaining wellbeing in teens can be difficult and that’s okay. In a previous study, researchers studied human happiness and wellbeing in [...]

The Importance of the Milieu at a Residential Treatment Center for Girls

By | August 24th, 2016|General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Therapy|

“Milieu”: For any parent searching for help for their struggling teen at a residential treatment center, this is a word you may come across often. Milieu refers to an individual’s social culture or environment. The milieu of a [...]

Paying Attention Behind The Wheel: Distracted Driving and Technology Addiction in Teens

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

It’s hard for young people to stay off their phones. It’s where their entire social life is, and where they play fun, interactive games like Pokemon Go and CandyCrush. When this turns into technology addiction in teens, it [...]

Eating Disorders in Teen Athletes

By | July 25th, 2016|Body Image Issues, eating disorders, General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues|

With media today, body image in teen girls has become an increasing problem. Teens feel more pressure to fit a specific body type, which is ultimately leading to more and more issues with eating disorders in youth. As [...]

Childhood Obesity and the Urge for Change 

By | July 20th, 2016|Body Image Issues, Depression, General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues|

As a parent, getting your child to eat healthy and be active can be difficult. Some youth find the act of being healthy a chore, and often fight parents on doing it. According to the American Academy of [...]

Say It Out Loud: Unexpected Anxiety Reduction Technique Reduces Anxiety in Teens

By | July 19th, 2016|Anxiety, General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues|

Sometimes admitting something about yourself out loud instead of keeping it bottled up inside is one of the best first steps to overcoming a struggle. According to researchers, that happens to be the case for anxiety in teens [...]

Coping with Grief: Understanding Grieving Styles 

By | July 15th, 2016|General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues, trauma, Trauma Treatment|

Coping with grief  is a difficult task. Many of us have different methods for coping with grief. A recent article by Psychology Today discussed how boys and girls handle grief differently. In the book Grief Beyond Gender: Understandings [...]

Childhood Adversity: How A Child’s Brain Adapts

By | July 14th, 2016|General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues|

We hope that our children develop into healthy and stable individuals after childhood, but sometimes that is not the case. Research has shown that approximately two-thirds of the population have experienced a form of childhood adversity by the [...]