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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 their 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 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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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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How to Build Self-Confidence

One of the significant factors that cause problems for teen mental health is a lack of self-confidence. It can significantly affect how teenagers socialize with others and how they feel about themselves. Since confidence in teens can be very unstable, it is vital to manage it effectively. If peer pressure has led to mental health…

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3 Ways to Implement Stress Management Daily

Human beings can handle specific amounts of stress. When we pass this threshold, it becomes complicated. It becomes easier to develop mental health disorders and abuse substances. Particularly in the wake of COVID-19, stress management is critical. It is time to learn the best ways to manage your stress levels. Afterward, you need to actively…

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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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Adolescent Angst Or Diagnosable Mental Health Disorder?

What makes the difference between adolescent angst and a diagnosable mental health disorder? There are a range of signs that you must look out for. At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we’re committed to helping adolescent and teen boys overcome mental health issues and substance use problems. To learn more, contact us today. The Difference Between…

Boys, Girls, Don’t Experience Depression Equally in Adolescence

Translational Psychiatry recently released a study which found that more teenage girls are depressed compared to teenage boys. The numbers were startling: thirty six percent of girls compared to thirteen percent of boys. Over 100,000 subjects were surveyed from 2009 to 2014 for The National Survey of Drug Use and Health for the study. Interestingly,…