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Author: Randi Nelson

“The whole world is crashing down around me” “I forgot to do something important” “Is everyone laughing at me right now?” If you could listen to your teen with anxiety's thoughts that’s probably along the lines of how they would sound in certain situations. Anxiety in teens...

There’s a new fad going around and it’s something usually only children use: coloring books. That’s right. New research has been coming out about the benefits of taking some time out of your day to sit down and color--no matter the age. For older kids...

Antidepressants Ineffective for Teen Depression Medical News Today recently released an article discussing a new study that has found antidepressants to be ineffective for teen depression, and potentially harmful. Major depression, or major depressive disorder, is believed to affect 2.8 percent of children aged 6-12 years...

Is your struggling student having issues focusing or solving problems? Or are they having issues thinking outside of the box or being flexible? According to a recent article by PsychCentral, the answer may be between squeezing a hard ball versus a soft ball with your...

“Oh, she’s crazy”, “Yeah, that guy is a maniac”, “That person is nuts”; these are all phrases people say on a regular basis to describe people they perceive to have mental health issues. And all of these phrases are super negative. Why? Because our society...

[caption id="attachment_4602" align="alignright" width="310"] Credit: flickr user/LaVladina[/caption] We live in a society that prides itself on striving to be the best at everything--but when does that drive to be the “best” become harmful? It’s not unusual to hear about someone becoming upset or utterly depressed because...

Adult and teen addiction is often looked at as a sinful behavior--something lifelong, incurable, tainting, and debilitating. This isn’t true, though, and Maia Szalavitz has made it her mission to transform adult and teen addiction treatment. NPR recently had an interview with her concerning her...