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3 Family Therapy Activities to Try at Home

It is not uncommon for families to have conflict. Although family members might love each other, there could also be a need for stronger communication skills. However, the act of finding ways to communicate can be stressful for family members. Children–especially teens–might feel like their parents do not listen or value their ideas. Parents might…

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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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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…

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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…

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3 Benefits Of Family Therapy

Individuals who become addicted to drugs or alcohol bear a heavy burden. Not only are they putting themselves and their futures at risk, but they also cause pressure on their family. Substance abuse has cascading effects on a family. That’s why family therapy is often an important part of a holistic program of treatment. Family…

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Risk Factors for Teen Drug Abuse [Infographic]

There are many resources available to help you spot the signs of drug abuse in your teenager. However, wouldn’t it be better to prevent them from using drugs in the first place? Keeping them from using now can help them avoid more significant problems down the road. So what kinds of risk factors lead to…