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3 Ways To Discuss Mental Health Management With Your Teen

The changes and challenges that teens go through during adolescence make them more vulnerable to mental health problems. Good mental health allows your teen to be more productive, perform better in school, and develop fulfilling relationships. It also allows them to adapt to changes in their life and effectively cope with stress. It is, therefore,…

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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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Importance of an Adolescent Opioid Rehab Program

Opioid use among adolescents is on the rise. This is partly due to the ease of accessing these drugs. Popular culture also plays a role in contributing to this addiction. When popular personalities glamorize the use of opioids for leisure, it is easy to influence adolescents. At such a young age, they are very impressionable.…