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,…

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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…

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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…

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Common Coping Strategies for Substance Abuse

Coping tools or coping strategies are an essential component of lasting addiction recovery. Achieving recovery from addiction is a multifaceted process that is far more involved than simply stopping drinking or using drugs. For your teen to achieve lasting addiction recovery, it is crucial to learn about why they started using or drinking in the…

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What are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Teens with a mental health condition are more likely to have a drug or alcohol addiction than those who do not experience symptoms of a mental health condition or have a diagnosed mental illness. Unfortunately, most people (teens and adults alike) with a co-occurring disorder do not get treatment for both disorders as part of…

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The 3 Types of Trauma Your Teen Can Experience

As parents, caregivers, or guardians, we place the highest priority on making sure our children are happy, healthy, and thriving. The years they are in our care seem to fly by, and the time we have to provide guidance and support feels quite limited in some cases. Parents try their best to protect their children…

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What Triggers Paranoid Personality Disorder?

Teenagers with paranoid personality disorder suffer from paranoia and an unrelenting mistrust and suspicion of others. These feelings occur even though there is no reason to be suspicious, or nothing has been done to provoke a lack of trust. Those with paranoid personality disorder tend to have significant difficulty maintaining or fostering relationships with family,…

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Will Depression Ever End?

Successful Treatment Options for Your Teen’s Depression Symptoms Depression or major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States (and across the world). Unfortunately, despite its prevalence in people of all ages, depressive disorders are also some of the most misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed conditions. The signs, symptoms, and…

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How To Handle Your Mental Health and the School-Life Balance?

High school, under the best of circumstances, is stressful. This academic year, students of all ages were thrown a curveball in the form of a global health and economic crisis that has changed how education looked for most of the academic year. Moreover, recent events may change how the school looks and functions for years…

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