Improving Teen Mental Health with Positive Psychology

Improving Teen Mental Health with Positive Psychology

The adolescent years have always been seen as a time when teens often pull away from their parents, develop their identities and assert their independence. But the unprecedented rate of depression, stress and anxiety among modern teens indicates they are facing unique challenges that require new and effective ways for improving the situation. What is…

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The Stigma of Mental Illness How Celebrities Are Helping

The Stigma of Mental Illness: How Celebrities Are Helping

For adolescents dealing with mental illness, one of the most challenging aspects can be overcoming the stigma associated with it. According to a study by the Association for Psychological Science, shame and disgrace are significant factors preventing people from seeking mental health treatment. The Problem of Mental Illness Stigma Stigma is not the only obstacle…

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3 Ways Technology is Helping Improve Mental Health

3 Ways Technology is Helping Improve Mental Health

Science fiction has long touted that technology is the key to improving human existence. Many fantastical visions focus on enhancing healthcare with high-tech solutions. Popular ideas include holographic doctors programmed with the accumulated medical knowledge of the centuries and stand-alone robotic stations that can perform complex surgical procedures without human assistance. Of course, countless medical…

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What is Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness indicates that approximately one in five people in the United States—approximately 43.8 million people—experiences mental illness in a given year. Additional statistics demonstrate that substance abuse is on the rise, with 23.5 million Americans addicted to alcohol and drugs. These statistics are certainly alarming. But what happens…

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