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Author: Randi Nelson

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....

Anxiety is one of the most frequently diagnosed disorders in young people today. Finding treatment for teens with anxiety has become more popular--but it is still by no means what it should be. Many researchers believe anxiety disorder may be overdiagnosed in young people, but...

Here’s a hard fact to face: a large amount of adolescents struggle with mental health issues. Many mental health issues actually develop during this confusing and transformative time--yet most of them go untreated. This is mainly due to society’s inability to look past stigmas that...

Processing issues in teens are still largely mysterious in how they’re caused. There are so many things linked to processing issues in teens--drugs, alcohol use, ADHD--and now there’s one more, according to a new study. Obesity among youth is increasing and so is high blood...