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Author: Randi Nelson

Don't Let the Shame of a Teenage Suicidal Attempt Silence Your Story As a teenager, understanding the way you feel is practically impossible. Your emotions are all over the spectrum, constantly fluctuating. Other times our emotions seem as if they are a one-way street. At times...

An article by ScienceDaily discussed new research recently discovered relating to the connection between childhood trauma and dissociative identity disorder (DID). Researchers at King’s College London found evidence that DID develops as a result of childhood trauma, like neglect, rather than a person’s natural suggestibility...

Genetic Research is Uncovering New Links to Bipolar Disorder in Teens [caption id="attachment_4469" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Aguied Julian [/caption] Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that affects between one and three percent of the population. Individuals who suffer from bipolar disorder often have symptoms including unusual shifts in...

In a recent article by PsychCentral, new research is pointing to a genetic mutation for impulsivity and alcohol use. From the University of Helsinki, Finland, the study found that those with a certain mutation of the gene “Q20” were excessively impulsive and risky when using...

Is traditional therapy not producing results? Has your child been misdiagnosed multiple times? Has your family tried nearly everything to help your struggling teen? The next step may be inpatient psychiatric care for teens. This is used for teens who are suffering from behavioral and...

[caption id="attachment_4443" align="alignright" width="227"] Photo Credit: flickr user - Yoel Ben-Avraham[/caption] In a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), examined teen social media use and cyberbullying. They found a correlation between unhealthy eating habits and overzealous teen social media use. An...

Teens are glued to their phones, this is no secret to adults. Currently, it is completely normal to see a young person checking their phone every 20 seconds. This is still such a new development in our world that we are just starting to see...

It’s May, otherwise known as Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health awareness has been steadily growing around the world, but it is still largely below what it should and could be. Often, getting treated for a mental illness is something looked at as “embarrassing” and...

FoMO. Far from a government organization, FoMO refers to “Fear of Missing Out”, a phenomenon becoming all the more prevalent with the rise of social media. Not too long ago, social media was simply a way to keep in touch; now, social media is a...