Mental Health

Body Image in Teen Girls: Young Athletes May Be More at Risk

By | May 22nd, 2017|Body Image Issues, Mental Health|

Developing a healthy body image in teen girls can be a tricky process. Our young girls are constantly bombarded with expectations of what the “perfect girl” looks like and acts like. Magazines, billboards, advertisements, movies, television--all of it [...]

Recent Study Shows Mental Health Stigma Is Alive and Well

By | May 8th, 2017|Mental Health|

We’ve been hearing about the mental health stigma a fair amount recently, but it still doesn’t seem like it’s enough. People continue to view mental health issues as rare and irregular occurrences in the human population--while in reality, [...]

Stress Management for Teens Especially Critical For Girls

By | March 23rd, 2017|Anxiety, Mental Health|

Stress management for teens is an incredibly important part of life. The teenage years are some of the most volatile and malleable, making a student’s ability to process and deal with stress essential for overall health--especially for young [...]

Often Ignored, Misunderstood: Asperger’s Syndrome in Girls

By | March 17th, 2017|Asperger's, Mental Health|

Asperger’s syndrome in girls is not often discussed. The spotlight is usually on the boys because boys are three times as likely to develop it than girls--but that leaves these girls in a grey area where they’re frequently [...]

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, [...]

Overwhelming Bad News: The Effect of Social Media on Youth

By | November 25th, 2016|Mental Health, Mental Issues, trauma|

We’re being bombarded by disturbing news: the attacks in France, Orlando, San Bernardino, Brussels, and so many more. If you think you--the parent--are the only one reading about these events, you’re probably wrong. If your teen has any [...]

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 [...]

Girls Residential Treatment & Recognizing the Importance of Friendship

By | November 3rd, 2016|Mental Health|

Family is critical in girls residential treatment--but friendship holds a different slot of importance in a girl’s path to a healthy and full life. Loads of studies and research have confirmed the significance of friendship in an adolescent’s [...]

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 [...]

Depression & Teen Self Harm More Likely in Social Media-Using Girls

By | October 13th, 2016|Mental Health, Mental Issues|

We live in an era where nearly every teen has a smartphone in their hand. They can communicate with each other within seconds through various platforms, find information with a few clicks of a finger, and--for girls especially--possibly [...]