teen guide 6 tips for reducing stress

Teen Guide: 6 Tips for Reducing Stress

From academic demands to social pressures, the modern teen’s life can often feel like a never-ending race to catch up. Stress, while a natural response, needs to be managed effectively to prevent it from taking over and affecting one’s mental and physical health.   Stress can manifest in various ways such as losing interest in hobbies,…

Parenting a Child with Conduct Disorder

Your child has just been diagnosed with conduct disorder, and your worst fears as a parent has been confirmed: You may be raising a teenage sociopath. It’s terrifying to think that your child can potentially grow up to be a psychopath, but don’t lose hope. There are treatment options available, and there are steps you…

8 Alternatives to Self-Harming

Self-harm is a difficult and complex issue to navigate, especially for teens struggling with mental health. People often self-harm as a coping mechanism, as it can provide temporary relief from intense emotions such as anger, sadness, distress, or numbness. It can help those feel more in control when they are overwhelmed or can be a…

How to Help a Teenager with Schizophrenia

Finding out your teenager has been diagnosed with schizophrenia can be scary. Fear. Guilt. Frustration. Confusion. You may be feeling an array of emotions, but one sticks out the most. Helplessness. When dealing with a complex, life-long disorder, it’s easy to feel helpless as a parent. But, living a healthy and meaningful life with schizophrenia…

Is TikTok Bad for Your Mental Health?

TikTok changed the internet forever, but has it changed our brains too? The impact of TikTok is undeniable, with over 1 billion global users on the platform. Its explosive growth had other social media platforms scrambling to match their format, with “Reels” quickly being added to Facebook and Instagram. Not only has the platform captured…

How Parents Affect Their Children’s Mental Health

Many parents have their child’s physical health at the top of their priority list, but staying on top of their mental health is also critical for their growth and development. A child’s mental health can be influenced by a multitude of things including genetics, environment, and even parenting styles. While you may not have control…

23 Fun Family-Friendly Spring Break Ideas: 2023 Edition

Flowers aren’t the only things aplenty this spring break. There are so many fun spring break activities to do in the greater Los Angeles area, where you can explore the great outdoors and the humble indoors too. Spending time with your family is one of the best ways to take care of your mental health,…

The Real Value of Meditation During Recovery

When people think of meditation, there are often a wide variety of images that come to mind. One of the most familiar or common is that of monks using meditation as a part of their routines or ritual practices. The art or practice of meditation is not new. The practice has been used by cultures…

Should You Let Your Kids Miss School for A Mental Health Day?

The concept of the mental health day is not necessarily new, but the act of physically taking time away from one’s daily stressors and obligations to care for their mental health is a little less common than some believe. Many people talk about taking a mental health day or needing a mental health day, but…
5 Tips for Good Mental Health this Holiday Season

Depression During the Holidays – Common Signs to Look For in Teens

Depression and mental health challenges related to depressive disorders have grown in prevalence among American teens in recent years. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, as many as 13% of US teens between the ages of 12 and 17 reported experiencing at least one episode of major depression in the previous year. This number represented a 5%…