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Symptoms of PTSD in Teen Behavior

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the onset of certain behavioral changes that are triggered as a result of exposure to traumatic events such as being physically harmed, threatened physically and mentally or experiencing some form of trauma. While many people experience traumatic events in their lives, it does not always result in PTSD. However, for…

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How to Help Your Teen with Their Depression

Navigating the teenage years can be tough for both teens and parents. Depression often gets mistaken for typical mood swings, but it’s much more serious and needs our attention.  Understanding teen depression is crucial. It’s not just a bad day or a moody outburst—it’s a significant mental health issue. In this guide, we’ll dive into…

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Safe Spaces for the Mental Well-being of LGBTQIA+ Teens

The adolescent years can be a tumultuous time, marked by significant personal growth and self-discovery. For LGBTQIA+ teens, these years can be especially challenging due to the additional layer of understanding and navigating their sexual orientation and gender identity in a society that isn’t always accepting.   Mental health awareness for LGBTQ youth is crucial, as…

3 Major Signs Your Teen is in a Toxic Relationship

Navigating relationships can be challenging at any age. For teenagers and young adults, early romantic experiences often influence their future relationships and friendships. While teen relationships are frequently portrayed in movies and TV shows, these depictions can sometimes mislead young people about what to expect in real life. As a parent, you may not control…

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Building Healthy Friendships and Relationships as Teens

Navigating the world of friendships and relationships can be both exciting and challenging for teenagers. Establishing healthy connections during this formative period is crucial for emotional growth and overall well-being. This guide aims to provide teens—and their parents—with strategies to build and maintain positive relationships.  The Importance of Open Communication and Active Listening  Open communication…

Teen Mental Health: The Role of Professional Support

The teenage years are a period of big changes, growth, and challenges. Parents and caregivers watch their teens go through this time, hoping to help them through tough spots. Talking about teen mental health is very important. Knowing when to get professional help is a big step in making sure our teens do well.  Teen…

The Teen Phone Obsession Epidemic: What Parents Should Know

It isn’t uncommon for parents of teens to hear the saying that raising kids is one of the most challenging jobs they’ll ever have. The reason for this is because we never know for sure what they’re thinking, what they’ll do next, or how they’ll react to certain situations.  Their behavior is both an anomaly,…

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Coping with Grief and Loss as a Teenager

The loss of a loved one is one of life’s most challenging experiences, and when you’re a teenager, it can feel especially overwhelming. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, friend, or even a pet, grief doesn’t discriminate based on age. As a teen, you may find yourself struggling with a range of intense…

The Crucial Link Between Sleep and Mental Health: Tips for Better Sleep Hygiene

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, sleep often takes a backseat to work, social commitments, and endless scrolling through screens. Yet, the importance of sleep and mental health cannot be overstated. It’s not just about feeling refreshed in the morning; it’s about nurturing your mind and emotional well-being. Let’s delve into the critical…

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The Most Common Eating Disorders Among Teenagers

Eating disorders and the challenges brought by potentially harmful eating patterns affect the physical and emotional health of people of all ages. Depending on the illness, some eating disorder behaviors present as young as age five and can lead to life-long complications. While there is no cure for eating disorders, their symptoms and the resulting…