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mental illness in teen
May 17, 2022

5 Signs of Mental Illness in...

Teens are in a constant state of change as a result of rising hormone levels and life stressors. As a result, it’s sometimes difficult to identify worrisome signs in your teenage son’s behavior. As your adolescent is going through this...

your teen's illness is not your fault
May 5, 2022

Your Teen’s Illness Is Not Your...

After the heartbreaking realization that your teenager has a problem with alcohol or drugs, your initial reaction might be to blame yourself. Seeing someone so young struggle with substance abuse can make you wonder, “How could this happen to our...

Apr 13, 2022

What Do I Need to Know...

With 29% of high school students admitting they have consumed alcohol in the last 30 days, according to the CDC, parents are rightfully concerned about the effects this drinking will have on their teens. Underage drinking poses both health and...

consequences of underaged drinking
Apr 7, 2022

Is It Legal for a Minor...

Many American adults and teens view alcohol as a rite of passage – a view fueled, in part, by movies that depict high school and college as nonstop opportunities to socialize and have fun without serious consequences. However, underaged drinking...

teenager in room
Mar 18, 2022

How to Get Your Teenager Out...

As parents of teenagers, we’ve all experienced the stubbornness that adolescence can bring. Whether it’s an argument over decisions your son has made, a disagreement about the time he needs to be home, or dissenting opinions about how he is...

teen mental illness
Mar 2, 2022

World Teen Mental Wellness Day

Today, Wednesday, March 2, is World Teen Mental Wellness Day. This annual observation aims to bring more awareness to the unique mental health challenges teens experience and end the stigma associated with talking openly about issues like anxiety and depression....

psychosis in teens
Feb 17, 2022

Is Psychosis Permanent? 

Psychosis is a mental health symptom that changes the way the brain interprets information. This condition can cause visual, auditory or sensory hallucinations or make people believe delusional, irrational things. Because these phenomena can be terrifying, people experiencing psychotic breaks...

social anxiety teen
Feb 3, 2022

How to Help a Teenager With...

Alongside the hormonal and emotional changes that accompany puberty, many teenagers develop social anxiety between the ages of 11 and 19. Social anxiety goes beyond mere shyness and introversion. It is a mental health disorder that can significantly interfere with...

self-image
Jan 20, 2022

How Self-Image Influences Adolescent Alcohol Use

Self-perception and body image are crucial, particularly during the teen years. The rapid changes that occur during puberty can influence how adolescents view themselves and others, with implications for teenagers of all gender identities.  While disordered behavior around eating and...