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Smartphone Addiction: The Issue We Need to Be Discussing

By | December 15th, 2017|Addiction, Technology Use|

For the sake of our children, we need to talk about smartphones. There’s one in practically every teen's pocket. According to surveys, around 75 percent of teens own or have access to a smartphone. So, why is this [...]

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 [...]

Dangerously Common: ‘I Have a Depressed 14-Year-Old Daughter’

By | October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“I have a depressed 14-year-old daughter,” is becoming a dangerously common phrase. We’ve known for quite some time that depression in adolescence certainly isn’t a rare occurrence, but now it’s becoming painfully obvious that girls are especially at [...]

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 [...]

Help for Anxiety: What to Do When It’s More Than Regular Stress

By | September 21st, 2017|Anxiety|

Seeing that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the US, you probably know someone that is or could be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, whether you know it or not. A lot of people never [...]

Causes of Trauma: Adversity Can Follow Children to Adulthood

By | September 8th, 2017|trauma, Trauma Treatment|

When it comes to trauma, most people think of soldiers and war--but trauma is much more common than that. The causes of trauma are vast, yet we’re only beginning to scratch the surface on the full effects they [...]

Understanding Back to School Anxiety & Helping Your Daughter Manage It

By | August 24th, 2017|Anxiety, School Issues|

Every teenager knows that going back to school after summer is inevitable--but that doesn’t make it any easier or less stressful. For some students, back to school anxiety is a serious issue. Maybe it’s because they’re going to [...]

Symptoms of Stress in Teens Can Worsen PTSD and Trauma

By | August 17th, 2017|Anxiety, trauma|

Identifying danger is a critical component of our minds. It helps us recognize threats, assess dangerous situations, and essentially stay alive--but it can turn on you. It’s becoming clear that symptoms of stress in teens can agitate traumatic [...]

Certain Therapies Proven to Give Best PTSD Treatment for Teens

By | August 10th, 2017|trauma, Trauma Treatment|

While PTSD treatment for teens is getting more and more attention, there’s still much we need to delve into about effectiveness and efficiency. We’ve just recently gained momentum in convincing the world that PTSD is more than just [...]

Treatment for Anxiety: 4 Tips for Curbing Anxiety and Stress

By | August 4th, 2017|Anxiety, Mental Health|

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Research shows that over 25 percent of teens, ages 13 to 18, will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. Despite this incredibly [...]