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Author: Randi Nelson

Low teen self-esteem can be difficult to deal with sometimes. It can be hard to figure out exactly what’s wrong or how to help your child develop a healthy teen self-esteem. It’s extremely important to know how to improve your child’s self-esteem because it can...

Bipolar disorder is a mental condition characterized by unusual and intense shifts in mood, energy, thinking and [caption id="attachment_3778" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Source: Flickr user- Petras Gagilas[/caption] behavior that impact an individual’s ability to carry out daily tasks and maintain relationships. Typically, these shifts can be categorized...

Losing your teen to suicide is the scariest, most painful experience a parent can have. Therefore, knowing when your teen is having suicidal thoughts and how to help them if they are, is crucial to your teen’s well being. Suicide is the third leading cause...

[caption id="attachment_3875" align="alignright" width="571"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Nadja Tatar[/caption] Did you know that alcohol, marijuana and tobacco are the most used drugs among teens today? They are also the leading causes of teen crimes. Because the adolescent brain is constantly developing, substances that disrupt this...

Self harm within the teenage population is definitely a growing issue. But how can you tell if your teen is inflicting self harm upon themselves? And if they are, why are they doing it? [caption id="attachment_3901" align="alignnone" width="468"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Lee Morley[/caption] Identifying self harm...

[caption id="attachment_3897" align="alignright" width="260"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Willard[/caption] Is your teen child struggling with mental, emotional or mood problems? Do you believe your child might be a youth at risk and needs help? You might not be wrong and seeking out help and more information is the...

[caption id="attachment_3894" align="alignright" width="452"] Photo Source: Flickr User- bejealousofme[/caption] What Causes Eating Disorders in Teens? There's no one answer to what causes eating disorders in teens. Multiple factors can play into causing a teen to develop unhealthy eating habits, like bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. Usually eating...

[caption id="attachment_3890" align="alignnone" width="569"] Photo Source: Flickr User- JoePenna[/caption] About one in five teenagers have struggled with depression at some point in their lives. Depression in teens is often misinterpreted as being moody or angsty, but it can grow into a debilitating disorder if left ignored. It’s important...

[caption id="attachment_3841" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo Source Flickr User- Nadja Tatar[/caption] The Risks of Teen Drinking As common knowledge, heavy drinking can result in a myriad of issues for anyone, 21 years of age and above. But, do you know the all of the dangers of teen drinking? Heavy...

[caption id="attachment_3881" align="alignright" width="346"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Karmine Marine[/caption] When your teen is first admitted into treatment, it can be difficult to see beyond the immediate crises. Parents often either feel as though things will never get better or expect change to happen instantaneously. The...