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Author: Randi Nelson

There is still an extreme shortage of teen mental health resources. This not only leads to untreated depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues--it also leads to dangerous situations. Recently, a school counselor talked a student in crisis out of using a loaded gun on...

“Drugs are the leading cause of accidental death in this country.” That's a quote from a recent article published by CNN that discussed the United States’ increasing issue with drugs. As the amount of drugs being used increases, the need for adolescent treatment facilities also...

Many people within our society have a limited knowledge on mental health issues. Very few people understand how mental health issues work, the common signs or symptoms, and what help is needed. Depression is an extremely common mental health issue today. A common question that...

Families today are scheduled from morning until night. Between work, school, athletics, play practice, and homework it may seem like you never get to spend any quality time with your child. Even weekends are filled with rehearsals and travel tournaments. When it feels like you’re...

Youth depression is still a large issue in the United States. As we become more connected with each other through social media and other internet pathways, we are still not very connected to our children’s mental health. Adult and youth depression are looked at as...

Dealing with teenagers and their rollercoaster of emotions is a difficult task for every parent. For teenagers, the emotions they’re experiencing are confusing and intense, which can be hard for them--but it can also be hard for the parent. In adulthood, we’ve learned how to...

We’re in the midst of a mental health struggle in America. Each candidate has spoken about the need for better mental health care in the US. Regardless of who you support in this upcoming election, it’s not hard to recognize the potential benefit of mentioning...

[caption id="attachment_4140" align="alignright" width="300"] Image source: Flickr user- shinealight, problem solving skills in teens[/caption] We all have to develop problem solving skills early on in life. They are essential for succeeding in school and functioning throughout daily life. But how does the brain work to process...

Antidepressants--or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)--are widely used across the globe to treat depression, anxiety, and other issues. Though, interestingly enough, these pills can actually increase anxiety at first--which leads many people to stop taking them. In a new article published by Science Daily, recent...

[caption id="attachment_4169" align="alignright" width="300"] Image source: Flickr user- alyssafilmmaker, Teen Sleep Deprivation[/caption] Teen sleep deprivation can have serious effects on teens wellbeing. As youth are developing, the necessity for quality sleep is extremely important. Their brains and bodies need between 1.5 to 2 more hours of...