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What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

We all know that we should take care of our mental health throughout the year. But with Mental Health Awareness Week, you can join a focused effort on promoting mental health and mental health awareness. During the first full week of October, various institutions strengthen their efforts to educate and increase awareness about important mental…

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Four Styles of Fighting with Your Teenager and Which Is the Healthiest

When it comes to raising teenage boys, there’s no question that times can get difficult. Even parents who have the best relationships with their children tend to run into disagreements and fail to see eye to eye. However, there is a significant difference between having healthy disagreements with your teen and causing lasting emotional distress.…

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EMDR Might Help Adolescents Process Depression Due to Life Changes

Today, depression is at an all-time high. According to the ADAA, the leading cause of disability in the United States is major depressive disorder, affecting more than 3.2 million teens. This statistic by itself may be troubling. However, when you couple that with the fact that depression often leads to other conditions, such as anxiety…

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Depression Treatment During COVID-19

Facing depression is never easy. It’s hard to see the good things around you when your brain’s chemistry isn’t allowing it. For those who have depression and are watching all of the worrisome events playing out in the world today, it’s even harder to get through the day. With the COVID-19 virus that we all…

Reasons Suicidal Ideation Is Becoming More Prevalent with Adolescents

Teens tend to be more dramatic and over-the-top with their emotions due the physical and mental changes that their hormones cause in them. With that being stated, each passing year has brought increasing rates for all teens who commit suicide with white males from the ages of 14-21 being the highest at risk according to…

Why Your Teen’s Treatment for Depression Can Also Help You as the Parent

No parent ever wants to find out that their adolescent is suffering from depression because the road ahead can look pretty bleak. Although depression poses negative aspects on a teen’s life, the recovery process can bring some relief to everyone who is involved including you as a parent. This may seem illogical because of the…