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Mental Health

Defining Transitional Living
For many troubled adolescents and teens, transitional living represents a chance to hit ‘Restart’ and reinvent their lives. This relatively new approach aims to improve residents’ mental health and get them ready for the challenges of society. Many of the...
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Are Teen Boot Camps More Harmful Than Helpful?
What are Teen Boot Camps? When troubled teens are on the path to jail, parents “begin to look at a more extreme option: boot camps. These are institutions that run a rigorous, military-like program that is very heavy on discipline...
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How to Address Your Teen with Video Game Addiction
Video game addiction is a growing epidemic in the United States. Teens are especially vulnerable to this disease with the onslaught of available platforms to play games. Video game addiction is recognized as a similar addiction to gambling as the...
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Teen Sleep: Why it is Important for your Teen’s Wellbeing
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Sleep is an essential building block for life. When we sleep, we rebuild many functions that we lose throughout the day. Sleep is imperative to function successfully throughout the day. For teens, sleep is even more important. Teen’s brains are...
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How Wilderness Therapy Can Help Your Troubled Teen
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What is Wilderness Therapy? Wilderness therapy is a restorative intervention for troubled adolescents. It “provides a secure, non-critical, and supportive environment for self-discovery.” Wilderness therapy is beneficial for teens suffering from mental, emotional, and physical disorders. It also helps teens...
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“I Like to Move It”: Exercise Shown to Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing in Teens
The internet contains resources and tips for improving mental health and wellbeing in teens. The number one recommendation for improving wellbeing in teens is exercise. There are even numerous studies that support this suggestion, like a recent one by Yale...
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Simple Steps to Help Your Child with Back to School Stress
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What is Back to School Stress? Back to school is a hectic time for parents and children. Some adolescents experience school stress and anxiety. “Typical anxiety and worries are fairly common for children going to school for the first time....
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Teen Internet Addiction: Research Shows Devices May Keep Us from Happiness
Teen Internet Addiction Might Become a Serious Problem With smartphones being increasingly cheaper and more accessible, teen internet addiction is on the verge of becoming a serious problem. Nowadays, social media represents a huge part of our life. We text,...
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Is Your Child Struggling? A Teen Mental Health Assessment Can Help
What is a Teen Mental Health Assessment? A teen mental health assessment is “when a health professional tries to understand how your child’s mental health is affecting his quality of life.” The best place to start is with your teen’s...
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School Anxiety: College Students & the Burden of Succeeding
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College is full of new responsibilities, freedom, and social situations. Not all students are capable of handling monumental changes in their lives. Vulnerable college students are experiencing higher rates of school anxiety. “Between 40 percent and 60 percent of college...
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