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adolescent self-harm
Mar 16, 2023

Observing Self-Injury Awareness Month

Many adolescents today struggle to cope with the stress of growing up in an uncertain world. Young people who are still emotionally immature are especially vulnerable to peer pressure and media depictions telling them how to look and behave. The...

teen mental wellness
Mar 2, 2023

Fostering Mental Wellness in Teens

Beyond the typical moodiness and angst that characterize adolescence, many teens are vulnerable to developing disorders like depression and anxiety. Due to factors like isolation, social media use, stress and bullying, adolescent mental health has rapidly become one of the...

alternative schools
Feb 23, 2023

Teens Build Social Skills at Alternative...

Teens today have fewer opportunities to socialize than previous generations. Young people who primarily interact with the world through a phone or laptop screen may have superficial connections with their peers, leaving them more vulnerable to isolation and loneliness. The...

sudden sniffing death syndrome
Jan 24, 2023

Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome

Inhalant Abuse, Whippets and Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome The use of inhalants dates back to the 19th century when nitrous oxide was introduced as an intoxicant. Nitrous oxide was recognized for its euphoric mental and physical effects on those who...

what is oppositional defiant disorder
Jan 9, 2023

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?  As children grow and develop, it is common to run into some difficult behavior. While this is normal for children and teens, it’s also important for parents to assess their child's behavior and ensure that...

holiday enabling
Dec 15, 2022

Accidentally Enabling During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for family and friends to celebrate together. While most people look forward to the holidays all year, substance abuse can complicate things for everyone involved. Out of love and well-meaning intent, you might attempt...

social media addiction
Nov 14, 2022

Social Media Addiction Among Teen Boys

Social media platforms like YouTube and TikTok appeal to teenagers and adults alike. They provide a nearly endless stream of information and entertainment about every imaginable topic, while keeping people connected to each other and exposing them to new ideas....

stop enabling
Nov 3, 2022

Stop Enabling Your Teenager

Most of us are familiar with the concept of a “lawnmower parent” – someone who clears the path in front of their child, shielding them from disappointments or adversity. While you may feel this parenting style is the best way...

internet safety for teens
Oct 13, 2022

How Internet Use Affects Teenage Boys

Today’s teenagers grow up surrounded by technology and take the internet and social media for granted. This constant exposure can affect their self-esteem and give them unrealistic perceptions about how the world works. Since adolescents are less likely to be...