5 Things to Take into Consideration When Your Teen Has a Stomach Ache

Stomach aches are a recurring problem for adolescents and teens. When your teen or adolescent is having a stomach ache, always investigate a little bit further. There could be hidden signs of mental health distress.   It could be heartburn or a digestive issue: Heartburn and indigestion aren’t reserved specifically for adults. Kids can get…

Tips for Curbing Teen Substance Abuse in The Summer

Every summer, thousands of teenagers across America try drugs and alcohol for the first time. Summer adventures into substance experimentation can be the hallmark of a youthful summer, and the beginning of addiction for many teens. Without the daily routine of school, homework, and extracurricular activities, teens are left with too much time on their…

Could Therapeutic Efforts In Childhood Prevent Adolescent Mental Illness?

“At-risk” youth is a term we hear often when we discuss the youth at risk for domestic violence, drug addiction, and substance abuse. Most often, the term “at-risk” refers to specific demographics based on race, environment, culture, and socioeconomic status. What fails to be understood too often is that all children are at-risk because the…

How Is The Opioid Epidemic Affecting The Youth?

When an epidemic of the proportions the opioid epidemic is ravaging the world, the youth have to be taken into consideration. Losing friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, schoolteachers, and other critical adults in their lives to opioids takes a toll. Experiencing the opioid epidemic second hand has an effect. Exposure to a drug-affected…

Breakfast for Champions of Addiction Recovery

Teens and adolescents need a nutritional breakfast. Breakfasts of the past which might have included sugary cereals, microwave meals, pastries, and other non-nutritional foods become a thing of the past. Whole food breakfasts centered on nutritional and dietary principles for mental health becomes part of the normal daily routine for teens and adolescents. Recovery from…

Teen’s Need Regular Exercise and Nutritional Diet for Good Mental Health

Teens who eat too much of a non-nutritionally balanced diet and exercise too little are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression compared to their peers. Teens who have a balanced diet that includes highly nutritional foods and regularly exercise or participate in some form of physical activity have a lower likelihood of developing…

When Opioid Addiction in Teens Starts at The Doctor’s Office

Teenage boys get hurt. Mothers, fathers, and care providers for adolescent males know that another injury is just one decision away. Trips to the emergency room and doctor’s office are common for another stunt, athletic injury, or mindless repercussion of a poorly thought out decision. As parents, we expect this kind of behavior from our…