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Author: Randi Nelson

Stress and trauma are deeply linked. Traumatic events are traumatic because of the extreme stress they cause in the moment and afterwards--days, weeks, even years later. In trauma treatment, we come across many different cases with many different origins for trauma. One possible cause of...

Teenagers are notoriously moody—every parent knows this. Sometimes it’s more than just moodiness and hormones, though. Sometimes it’s depression. Depression treatment is among one of the most needed mental health services among the adolescent age group. It can be caused by a host of issues...

Mental health treatment for teens is incredibly important, yet often overlooked by society. While more and more people are drawing attention to the destructive power of untreated mental illnesses, we still have a very long way to go. Mental health and physical health are inherently...

Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the other winter holidays can mean excitement, family bonding, and tons of joy--but they can also mean the exact opposite of all of that for some individuals. During the holidays, it’s not unusual for teen mental health struggles to worsen. The...

Stress and anxiety--we all feel them at some point. Whether it’s about an approaching deadline or planning something important, stress finds a way to wiggle in and make us a bit uncomfortable. For some individuals, especially students, it’s not just a small discomfort that goes...

As a private mental health facility for teens, we know that an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible can make the healing process much easier on an adolescent and their family. Families often come to us confused with multiple diagnoses attached to their son or...

[caption id="attachment_4945" align="alignright" width="445"] Photo Credit: flickr user/Amanda Nobles[/caption] As a mental health hospital for teens, we’re familiar with the stigma attached to mental health issues. It’s not uncommon for adolescents in our program to admit that they’ve felt embarrassed or scared to admit they have...

We already know that stress and anxiety can adversely affect a developing brain--but is there a difference in the effects depending on gender? According to new studies, the answer is yes. The brains of boys and girls have significant structural differences, so it’s not a...

If you haven’t already seen it on the news, studies have recently shown that middle school suicides have reached an all time high. What’s causing this? Why are young people turning to this type of extreme? That’s what many researchers are trying to figure out....