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Recognizing World Mental Health Day in October

Becoming aware of mental health and effective treatment needs to be an ongoing discussion in our homes and communities, according to the World Federation of Mental Health. To raise awareness about mental health, the organization established World Mental Health Day in 1992. Since then, mental health has been celebrated worldwide on October 10, with participants advocating for…

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Recognizing Suicide Prevention Day

According to the CDC, suicide is one of the leading causes of death amongst teens between the ages of 15-19 in the United States. World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 every year to bring awareness to suicide and the need for mental health treatment. Teens commit suicide to overcome mental health issues…

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How Many Teens Have Access to Adderall Without a Prescription?

Adderall is often safely prescribed for patients with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There are other conditions for which this medication is often helpful, such as narcolepsy, depression, and chronic fatigue. But when Adderall is abused by individuals seeking a mood boost or enhanced alertness, Adderall’s side effects can be…

teens realize that party drugs and mental health have a connection

How Party Drugs Affect Mental Health

Teenagers love to socialize and attend parties. And for some teens, using party drugs is customary. While some teens experiment with party drugs because of peer pressure, others are curious about how drugs will immediately make them feel. But what happens when the occasional party drug usage (which is not positive behavior!) becomes an addiction?…

a teen struggles with addiction and mental health

The Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

When a person has become addicted to drugs or alcohol, their entire mind, body, and spirit are affected by the substance. In particular, the brain can be tied to addiction before or after the substance abuse has begun. In either case, there is help for anyone willing to take the first step and admit they…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

When someone has a physical issue or disorder, it’s hard for people not to notice. Many times, the individual’s pain and suffering are apparent. However, with a mental disorder, the individual suffers in silence. We sometimes forget how lucky we are that depression and anxiety are but temporary issues in our lives. That’s not the…

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…