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Observing the National Day of Silence 

Teens who are starting to figure out where they fit along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum may find themselves feeling alienated from their peers and even their family. That kind of isolation can drive them to seek out drugs and alcohol as a form of relief. That can make the symptoms of already existing problems like depression…

a woman recognizes her teen anxiety

Signs of Teen Anxiety

Many teens experience intense emotions due to hormone changes, high stress, and academic pressures. Yet, teen anxiety is more complicated. Parents may find it challenging for those with teen anxiety symptoms to know when a real mental health disorder is present. By providing proper help for teen anxiety, it is possible to help them become…

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National LGBTQIA+ Health Awareness Week

National LGBTQIA+ Health Awareness Week is meant to highlight the difficulties that many in the community have regarding getting treatment for health, addiction, and mental health issues. Existing LGBTQIA+ health disparities mean that individuals often run into problems with discrimination, having their partnerships recognized, and finding resources that allow them to get the help they…

a woman recognizes her depression symptoms

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…

a teen thinks about male anxiety

How Anxiety Manifests in Teen Boys

People often worry about different aspects of life, especially teenagers adjusting to internal and external changes. It’s one thing to have concerns about when everything seems hectic and complicated. It’s another thing entirely when those worries start consuming your existence. Male anxiety can present different symptoms than those seen in females. Teen anxiety can be hard for…

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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 Enrolling In Partial Hospitalization Program

Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Programs for Teens

It is vital for teenagers to take care of their mental health. Furthermore, it is not unusual for teenagers to develop behavioral problems. According to information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between seven and eight percent of teenagers suffer from a behavioral health issue of some sort. This may also…

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…