Mental Issues

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 [...]

Avoiding Anxiety in Teens

By | November 16th, 2017|Anxiety, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues|

Photo Credit: flickr user - amenclinicsphotos With anxiety being one of the most common mental health issues found in the general population, avoiding anxiety in teens can be challenging. While medication, therapy, and the support of loved [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What’s Causing the Increased Need for Anxiety Treatment for Teens?

By | October 6th, 2016|Anxiety, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Student Profile, Teen Girl Issues|

There’s a looming question for professionals and parents: why is the need for anxiety treatment for teens increasing? Can we just better identify it now and that's why there are “more” teens with anxiety, or is it a [...]

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 [...]

From Generation to Generation: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Teenagers

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

According to a recent article by Psych Central, a recent study has found that post traumatic stress disorder symptoms in teenagers may be transmitted to children of holocaust survivors. New research has found that both Holocaust survivors and [...]

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 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 [...]

A New Study on ADHD in Teen Girls

By | August 24th, 2016|Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues|

According to a recent article by Scientific American, new research has found that ADHD in teen girls may share a genetic root with autism and OCD. The three conditions have symptoms in common, such as impulsivity. According to [...]