girl crying into hands because of Mental Health Stigma and Teens

Mental Health Stigma and Teens

Without proper treatment, mental health disorders can cause disabling symptoms, which can impact academics, social life, and relationships. Mental health stigma and teens is an unhealthy combination, as fears about reaching out for help can outweigh a teen’s desire to get better. Conditions like depression can cause you to isolate yourself from friends and loved…

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School and Stress

Teens are also more prone to making risky and dangerous decisions because many parts of the brain, including the decision-making centers, take nearly 30 years to fully develop. When you mix a still-developing brain with school and stress, drug and alcohol use can quickly follow. Adolescence is an especially trying time. Peer pressure, puberty, stress,…

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Signs of Anxiety in Teens

Anxiety is a normal and beneficial emotion in teens. It can signal that danger or something threatening is near; however, anxiety can also become a disorder. If left untreated, it can have a devastating effect on a teenager. Sadly, many teenagers and their parents do not recognize the signs of anxiety. As a result, it…

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Signs of Depression in Teens

Depression is not always easy to spot in teenagers. One of the reasons is that the signs of depression can often mimic normal teenage behavior. Changes in mood, abnormal sleep and eating patterns, inability to stay focused, or changes in social behavior may look like typical traits of an adolescent in transition.  However, it’s also…

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How to Help a Teen With Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in the United States and 7.1% of children ages 3 to 17 have been diagnosed with an anxiety-related disorder. Anxiety-related conditions are also becoming more common among children ages 6-17, increasing in prevalence by 0.9% between 2007 and 2011. Although anxiety disorders are common, less than 60% of children diagnosed with…

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Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Mental health issues impact millions of adults and adolescents each year. While mental health disorders are chronic and incurable, they are highly treatable. The earlier you receive help for a mental health disorder, the better. When signs of bipolar disorder are addressed early, you can learn to manage the condition at a teen mental health…

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Signs of OCD

Mental illness and substance abuse problems impact more than 20% of Americans annually. Psychological health problems, such as the signs of OCD, can become challenging to identify and diagnose in young adults and adolescents because the brain continues to develop until your late 20s. Adolescence is also a time when teenagers are developing their sense…

Young girl exhibiting signs of schizophrenia in teens

Signs of Schizophrenia in Teens

When people hear the term schizophrenia, it creates all kinds of incorrect notions about the individual with the psychosis. Yes, schizophrenia is a form of psychosis, which means the individual will be prone to delusions or hallucinations. This doesn’t necessarily make them dangerous, though some individuals may have symptoms that create violent tendencies. Since schizophrenia…