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How To Safely Manage Your Mental Health

Mental health is a state of emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It dictates how people think, feel, and act. In a broader sense, it also determines how a person handles stressful situations, how they make decisions, and how they relate with others. Positive mental health will enable you to make productive contributions to your society,…

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4 Ways To Talk To Your Parents About Your Mental Health

As you grow up, some teens may feel uncomfortable or difficult to talk about with your parents. Mental health is one of these difficult conversations. Sometimes you may not even understand the source of your troubling feelings or thoughts. The stigma surrounding mental health disorders can also stop you from seeking help. However, this subject…

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3 Ways Mental Health Disorders Impact Learning

Mental health disorders refer to a range of mental health conditions that affect one’s thinking, mood, and behavior. The common types of mental health conditions among teens include depression and anxiety. Mental health disorders can affect a student’s concentration and dependability, thus deterring performance. Students with mental health problems may experience difficulties in their classroom…

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The Impact Of The Holidays On Your Teen’s Social Anxiety

Holidays are typically known as being merry and bright, but that is not always the case. Holidays can and do evoke immense amounts of stress and anxiety. These big highs and crushing lows that are inherent in holidays don’t just appear in adults but also in teens. Because teens experience emotions more intensely, the sheer…

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3 Ways Hormones Impact Teen Mental Health

Hormones are the chemical messengers in the human body responsible for maintaining the body’s homeostasis. During puberty, the hypothalamus produces gonadotropin, a hormone that instigates the production of sex, adrenal, and growth hormones. The spike in each of these hormones affects the teenager’s body, moods, emotions, and impulses. Changes in behavior and temperament are normal…

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Is Your Son Experiencing Stress From Online Learning?

Since the onset of COVID-19, kids and teens have been staying at home to prevent the disease’s spread. For many, the 2019-2020 academic year ended with distance online learning. For some kids, staying home makes them feel safe, but at the same time, the thought of continuing with online learning may be daunting. The change…

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Is It a Mental Health Disorder or Puberty?

Adolescence is a critical stage of transition into adulthood. During this phase, several body changes occur, and teens may display undesirable behaviors. While the emotional, physical, and behavioral changes are regular, parents should watch their children and offer guidance throughout adolescence. Teens can develop mental health issues because of exposure to challenging situations, such as…

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4 Common Stigmas Surrounding Adolescent Mental Health

Research shows that many adolescents suffer from mental health problems, yet just a handful seek treatment. In most cases, they don’t seek the care and support they need due to the deeply ingrained stigma that surrounds mental health treatment. However, when they don’t get treatment, mental health disorders predispose teenagers to long-standing difficulties and can…

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3 Benefits of Adolescent Treatment During the Holidays

Every year, the holidays are a merry time, promoting generosity, peace, and goodwill on Earth. Unfortunately, if you’re struggling with a teen who is battling a drug or alcohol addiction, this time can also include unique challenges. Many parents are reluctant to send their children to an adolescent substance abuse treatment center during this time.…