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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…

Black Father & Son Practicing Self-Care

Celebrating Black History Month in 2021

During Black History Month, we pay homage to African Americans who have made significant contributions to our country. Famous names such as Harriett Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and Frederick Douglass probably come to mind. During Black History Month in 2021, Destinations for Teens would like to take the opportunity…

Teen Experiencing Too Much Screen Time

Screen Time Impact On Teen Mental Health

If you have a teenager, you know that some challenges and joys come with this time of their life. Teenagers are in the process of transitioning from childhood to adulthood. Therefore, parents get to experience the best of both worlds. On the other hand, this also means that parents experience the challenges that come with…

Teen Experiencing Stress Of Online Learning

How The Stress Of Online Learning Impacts Your Teen

COVID-19 has turned our worlds upside down in a split second — for people of all ages. Perhaps no change has been more disorienting than online learning. Without warning, our teenagers were ushered out of school and forced to resume with teachers and classmates through computers and cellphones. The expectation was that they would keep…

Teen Experiencing Anxiety Near The Holidays

The Impact Of The Holidays On Social Anxiety In Teens

Teenagers are a very resilient bunch, but every generalization has exceptions. Everyone has their limits, and young people can be among the most vulnerable to the stresses surrounding them. For some teens, the holidays create circumstances where social anxiety can surge. The holidays bring the academic semester to a conclusion. Exams, grades, and friends are…

teen experiencing secondary trauma

What Is Secondary Trauma in Teens?

Hearing about other peoples’ traumatic experiences can cause emotional distress and behavioral changes. Children in the US endure various traumatic experiences, including natural disasters, bullying, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Such trauma stories can cause behavioral and emotional issues in teens, impacting their quality of life. Seeking early professional trauma treatment can help your child…

teen struggling with the covid-19 pandemic

How COVID-19 Impacts Teens

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting teens just like everybody else. COVID-19 has been responsible for the closure of schools in most states. Schools have had to cancel proms and graduation ceremonies. High school seniors are having to start their college careers virtually. Ultimately, the repercussions of COVID-19 have had a significant impact on teenagers and…