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5 Ways to Treat Trauma

When a teen undergoes a traumatic experience, the best way to help them is by identifying treatment options. Traumas such as sexual abuse, bullying, grief, and witnessing violence can leave teens feeling isolated, fearful, and in some cases, totally withdrawn. When teens feel that they cannot release their pain, they often end up facing anxiety…

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Is Childhood Trauma Permanent?

Imagine witnessing constant violence in your life. How do you believe that would impact your emotional stability? For children who have experienced traumatic experiences, the memories can be long-lasting. It is not uncommon for trauma to lead to anxiety or depression in young adults. In some cases, trauma, anxiety, and depression combined can lead to…

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Is OCD Curable?

Imagine constantly feeling like you need to remain clean, so you wash your hands repeatedly to avoid feeling dirty or feel like you have to hoard food in your closet or under your bed to not worry about being hungry. These are examples of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a mental health disorder that emerges in childhood…

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What Is OCD?

We’ve heard of teens obsessed with video games and seemingly cannot do anything else. Is this a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Although sometimes, it can just be a passion or enjoyable pastime, some teens genuinely do suffer from OCD. Psychology Today even suggests video games can irritate OCD symptoms. If your teen is showing…

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Anxiety vs. Panic Disorder

The teenage years come with nervousness, anxiety, and feeling overwhelmed. Teens are continually establishing their identity, realizing that they are growing up and, even more importantly, learning that they are about to be adults. No longer children, teenagers are just one step away from adulthood. As such, it is essential to understand the difference between…

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Coping With Stress Related to Online Learning

The adolescent years are naturally filled with many emotions surrounding identity and acceptance in social circles. In the last two years, teens have experienced even greater anxiety due to their online activity. Surprisingly, like social media engagement, online learning platforms also can present a source of anxiety for teens. If the young adult in your…

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The Challenges and Benefits of Treatment for Mental Health

Balancing school, family, financial, and social responsibilities leave many teens at risk of experiencing complications related to their self-esteem and mental health. If you believe mental health concerns might be preventing your teen from living their best life, having a solid teen mental health treatment experience can open doors your teen never thought possible. Why…

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Recognizing World Mental Health Day in October

Becoming aware of mental health and effective treatment needs to be an ongoing discussion in our homes and communities, according to the World Federation of Mental Health. To raise awareness about mental health, the organization established World Mental Health Day in 1992. Since then, mental health has been celebrated worldwide on October 10, with participants advocating for…

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Recognizing Suicide Prevention Day

According to the CDC, suicide is one of the leading causes of death amongst teens between the ages of 15-19 in the United States. World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 every year to bring awareness to suicide and the need for mental health treatment. Teens commit suicide to overcome mental health issues…

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Avoidant Personality Disorder vs. Social Anxiety

Anxiety is more common among adolescents today than at any other period of time in American history. Teenagers are especially at risk for developing anxiety-related disorders because of factors like hormonal changes and peer pressure. Anxiety symptoms vary depending on whether you have avoidant personality disorder vs. social anxiety. Many times, symptoms between avoidant personality…