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How Being Called “Fat” Affects Your Teenagers

Whether your teenager is a male or a female, many teenagers battle body image due to the judgmental opinions that other classmates, friends, or social media may offer them without any regard to their feelings. The teenage years are heavily influenced by what others think, which can carry into their adult lives. It isn’t easy…

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Three Overlooked Signs of Depression in Teenagers and Adolescents

Teenagers and adolescents go through ever-evolving shifts in their attitudes, interests, and personality. It can be hard for parents to tell what could be a sign of mental illness, like depression, or what is just a symptom of youth. However, the symptoms of depression can have a drastic impact on your teen’s life. Depression can…

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4 Ways Emotional Abuse Affects Your Child

Emotional abuse is a term that many people toss about carelessly. People often refer to negative emotional encounters as emotionally abusive, though this is not always an accurate definition. If your teen has been emotionally abused, they may struggle with mental health issues and substance abuse. Therefore, it may be necessary to find dual diagnosis…

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Benefits of Nature Therapy

Sometimes, just getting outside is just what the doctor ordered. At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we offer various holistic therapy programs, such as adventure and nature therapy programs. We find that a combination of clinical and holistic therapies benefits our residents best. It’s common for your teen to experience stress, anxiety, and depression as part…