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Recognizing the Signs You May Be Depressed

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc throughout the U.S. and the world. Normal routines like going to school and work got disrupted, resulting in many people ending up in social isolation, away from those they relied on for vital daily connections. Many teenagers felt the impact of safety restrictions, participating in virtual learning in a…

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Self-Injury Awareness Day

Self-Injury Awareness Day is recognized internationally on March 1st. The event brings awareness about the prevalence of self-harm among individuals. Past research has shown that up to 4% of adults and 15% of adolescents acted out some form of self-harm. The increased self-injury rates among young people have caused Destination for Teens to address the issue. What…

Teen Experiencing Depression

4 Signs of Depression in Teens

Teen depression isn’t normal. It is not healthy nor normal for teens to exhibit clinical depression symptoms, even though they may be moody and find it difficult to express themselves. For parents who see the signs of depression in their teenager’s behavior and actions, it is essential to seek treatment. Destinations for Teens can provide…

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Do Teens Experience Seasonal Depression?

Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a condition that occurs during the colder months. It affects many adolescents in the US every year. The most common symptoms of the disorder include unexplained tiredness and anxiety. Unfortunately, caregivers may misunderstand a teen’s behavior. It pays to gain essential skills to assist your…

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5 Signs Your Teen Is Struggling With Their Mental Health

Millions of teens struggle with mental health disorders all over the world. However, some teens may be unaware of their situation. Mental health is a complex subject that teenagers may not fully comprehend. Some teens are aware of their diagnosis, but because of the stigma surrounding mental health and fear of talking about their situation,…

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The Apathy-Addiction Cycle, and How to Break Out

Apathy, which is a lack of interest or enthusiasm, can fuel the cycle of addiction. Once caught in such a cycle, teens can spiral and find themselves dealing with mental health disorders such as depression. When teens are struggling with substance abuse and mental health simultaneously, they require a dual diagnosis treatment program in order…

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How Teen Depression Escalates to Drug Abuse

The teen years are an emotional roller coaster. It’s complicated by hormonal changes and the transition between childhood and adulthood. Though most emerge from the teen years without complication, nearly 6% of adolescents experience depression. Unfortunately, many of these teens go undiagnosed, never receiving the treatment they need for depression. Left untreated by health professionals,…

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Teen Depression and Drug Use

Feelings of sadness can occur at any time and at any age. According to Psych Central, roughly 10 to 15 percent of children and teenagers are depressed at any particular time. This can lead to co-occurring teen depression and drug use. Although it is not uncommon for individuals at any age to develop mild to…