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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 [...]

Sleep Deprived Youth at a Higher Risk for Teen Mood Disorders

By | January 12th, 2018|Depression, Mental Health|

Recently, it’s become more clear how much damage not getting enough sleep can cause. Higher risks of depression, anxiety, heart disease, and more have been linked to sleep deprivation. This common teenage issue can wreak havoc on a [...]

Trauma Risk in Teens Could Transfer Through Generations

By | January 9th, 2018|trauma|

The trauma risk in teens isn’t low. Surveys and research report around 68 percent of adolescents have gone through at least once potentially traumatizing experience by the age 16. While full-blown PTSD isn’t incredibly common, the effects of [...]

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 [...]