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Depression Treatment

Often, an individual experiences depression when negative things occur that they have absolutely no way to control or get away from. For teens and adolescents, this can be especially trying time. It is no wonder that current events have coincided with a rise in the number of people seeking depression treatment. COVID-19 has many people…

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How CBT Can Help with Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10% of Americans report symptoms that are in keeping with diagnosis requirements for clinical depression. Depression in individuals struggling with substance abuse is even more prevalent. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a proven, effective way to treat depression with or without chemical dependency issues. At Destinations…

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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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Helping Teens Cope During Shelter In Place

As the nationwide coronavirus or COVID-19 epidemic continues, more and more states, cities, and towns are issuing ‘stay at home’ or ‘shelter in place’ orders. While many of us have a broad understanding of what this entails, there is some confusion about what the difference between the two is, what families can and can’t go…

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Drug and Substance Abuse in Teens

Drug and substance abuse in teens is an unfortunate consequence of experimenting with psychoactive substances. The cause of addiction is unknown, meaning that there is no known gene that makes you more prone to developing an addiction. Recreational use and experimentation carry the risk of dependency. Substance abuse disorders don’t discriminate. This means that anyone,…

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Teen Social Media Use

With millions of people going online to use social media on a daily basis, you may be concerned about teen social media use. This is especially true if you have a teen in the home. Is there a need to be concerned, and if so, what can you do about it? Teen Social Media Use…

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What Are The Dangers Of Binge Drinking?

Alcohol consumption is high for the top 10 percent of Americans, according to a Washington Post article. These individuals consume approximately “74 alcoholic drinks per week.” This astounding number means that these individuals drink about 10 a day. However, some people may binge drink this amount in a few days instead of spreading it out…

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Things You Can Do to Support Yourself and Your Family During COVID-19

Sandra Shahrokh and Cynthia Della Ripa, LMFT The past few weeks have placed an intense amount of stress, fear, and anxiety on families and communities around the world regarding the latest developments of COVID-19. Here are some tips in navigating through the challenges that come with this pandemic. Practice Mindfulness Two years ago, Destinations for…

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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,…