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Author: Randi Nelson

[caption id="attachment_3878" align="alignright" width="421"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Jason Devaun[/caption] Most people cannot imagine a day going by without technology. Even a short power outage or the Internet running slowly can put us in a bad mood; we’re surrounded by a virtual world vying for our...

[caption id="attachment_3903" align="alignright" width="491"] Photo Source: Flickr User-kphotographer[/caption] When dealing with a loved one with a chemical dependency, there is often too much focus on the drug itself. If only you could get your teen away from prescription pills or heroine, things would get better. We...

[caption id="attachment_3872" align="alignnone" width="585"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Melina Sampaio Manfrinatti[/caption] Though depression is the most common mental health issue, less than a third of those experiencing it do not seek treatment of depression. Due to stigma, severity or lack of understanding, young people do not ask...

As you are probably well aware, teenagers can sometimes get out of control. They act disrespectful and defiant; you never know what will thrust them toward a hormone-fueled tantrum. You’ve heard from friends or family the age-old saying, “it’s just a phase” or “he’s just...

[caption id="attachment_3865" align="alignright" width="360"]mental health Photo Source: Flickr User- Ruffrootscreative.com[/caption] On Tuesday, March 24, Andreas Lubitz, a Germanwings co-pilot, was accused of crashing Flight 9525 into the French Alps, killing all 150 passengers on board. Though the events of Tuesday are catastrophically tragic, with revelations concerning Lubitz’s mental health, many people are quickly attributing the crash to Lubitz’s mental health issues and questioning why a pilot with mental health issues was allowed to fly a plane.

[caption id="attachment_3863" align="alignright" width="430"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Feggy Art[/caption] The stereotypical portrayal of people with mental health issues is someone who is violent, recluse or unpredictable. But the reality is that teen mental health has no stereotypes. The straight A student or the student barely passing,...

Because there is no definitive mental health test for any mental health diagnosis, it can often be difficult to pinpoint exactly what is going on. Especially with children who are not always able to effectively communicate their emotions or struggles, it is difficult to identify every...

With Self-Injury Awareness Day having just passed on March 1, it is a good time to bring to light some common myths about teen self-harm. It is a topic that is often not discussed, due to the misconceptions and stigma associated with self-injurious behavior. As...

Similar to the variety of different office environments, each therapeutic center has its own environment. Whether specifically designed or not, a patient’s environment impacts their success in treatment. Milieu therapy focuses on a patient’s environment, in addition to their therapeutic needs. According to Washington State Addictions...

[caption id="attachment_3849" align="alignnone" width="519"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Anna Gutermuth[/caption] People use the term “nervous breakdown” frequently. You might have even said the phrase during a high-stress week of work overload or family problems. Though some people over-dramatize their stress by calling it a nervous breakdown, a...