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teen self harm
Why Are Gen Z Teenagers More Likely to Self Harm? 4512 3012 se_admin

Why Are Gen Z Teenagers More Likely to Self Harm?

Although there may just be more visibility on the Internet, self-harm in Gen Z is on the rise. Time Magazine attributes the increase in self-harm among today’s teenagers to the intensified teen angst that is spread through social media. Teen angst refers to a general feeling of anxiety and frustration that often refers to the…

body image in teen girls
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The Effect of Social Media on Body Image in Teen Girls

Teen girls report that social media has the biggest impact on how they feel about their bodies, rather than looking in the mirror, their health, or how their clothes fit. Social expectations override their confidence and intuition. Their friends have less input than influencers that they follow who dictate what their body should look like…

teenage daughter is depressed
What to Do When Your Teenage Daughter is Depressed and Refusing Help 3957 5936 se_admin

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

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 help, that is nearly impossible. First you should understand that asking for help or seeking help for…

healthy living and PTSD
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Mind and Body: Healthy Living and PTSD

Healthy Living and PTSD are interconnected during the treatment process. While one is working to cope with the symptoms of PTSD, healthy living should also be made a priority. Research from PsychCentral talks about how “the nervous system and brain do not operate separately from the physical body. When we are hurt emotionally and mentally,…

sadness in teens
Why Teens Avoid the D Word: Sadness in Teens 3888 2592 se_admin

Why Teens Avoid the D Word: Sadness in Teens

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 depressed instead of grumpy or sad. Sadness in teens is perceived differently by every individual. The consequences…

teen tech addiction
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The Truth Behind Teen Tech Addiction

Social media has become increasingly popular in today’s society. Young people turn to social media to keep themselves entertained, show a highlight reel of their own life, and to snoop on the lives of others. It can quickly become addicting. Social media has both pros and cons. Teens who suffer from social anxiety may find…

teen cyberbullying
Unplugging Teen Cyberbullying 4272 2848 se_admin

Unplugging Teen Cyberbullying

Online bullying has become increasingly common with the growth of social media platforms. The term that refers to online bullying is best known as “cyberbullying”. Teen cyberbullying can quickly start to have a negative impact on ones life. In fact, there is a line between online bullying and depression in teens. A recent study shows…

depressed struggling teen
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Steps to Help A Depressed Struggling Teen

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 have to transition to a supportive role. You may not have all the answers, but that’s okay.…

help for OCD in teens
Parenting 101: Help for OCD in Teens 5184 3456 se_admin

Parenting 101: Help for OCD in Teens

Obsessive compulsive disorder can quickly become all-consuming in a teen’s life. Studies show that when teens are constantly hard on themselves it can lead to the development of OCD. The frequency and intensity of OCD-like behaviors is what separates them from a character trait and a disorder. Help for OCD in teens can start with…

how to help your teenager through divorce
Managing the Split: How to Help Your Teenager Through Divorce 3000 2000 se_admin

Managing the Split: How to Help Your Teenager Through Divorce

Divorce is a decision that affects the whole family. Teenagers experience many hormonal changes, developmental shifts, and may feel like they are riding an emotional rollercoaster through their adolescent years. When divorce is added to the mix, this can bring about even more hardships for teenagers. They may feel in the middle of it all…