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Author: Randi Nelson

Mental illness is extremely common within our society, but people often forget that mental illness is something that effects both adults and youth. For teens, struggling with mental illness can be detrimental to their wellbeing, especially due to the stigma on mental health issues. A...

The Washington Post recently reported that it looks like the 18-year-old Munich shooter that killed 9 people was an isolated and depressed teen who had experienced bullying. Investigators also say he had issues with panic attacks when thrown into social situations and was obsessed with...

Nearly 5 percent of adolescents struggle with mood disorders in teens. Mood disorders are issues like depression, dysthymic disorder, and/or bipolar disorder. Of the varying mood disorders in teens, we’re going to discuss bipolar disorder and its connection to self-hatred today. Psych Central recently published...

“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...