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The Mayo Clinic is starting a new study on delayed sleep phase disorder in teens, claiming “the majority of high school and middle school students are chronically sleep-deprived.” While some school districts have acknowledged the link between sleep deprivation and teen mental health issues, it...

The Centers for Disease Control report that suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 24; and the fourth leading cause of death for kids ages 10-14. Teen suicide risk is a growing problem in our world today, but...

Depression isn’t rare--studies have found that around 3 million teens, ages 12 to 17, experience at least one major depressive episode in a year. That’s a high number and should make it clear that getting an assessment for depression isn’t anything to be embarrassed about....

Untreated teen depression is a destructive force. If allowed to run rampant through a youth’s mind, it can cause issues in school and at home, it can make daily life feel nearly impossible, and it can follow that individual into adulthood. New research is showing...

Studies found that in 2015 around 3 million teenagers, ages 12 to 17, experienced at least one major depressive episode within the last year. It’s also been discovered that 6.3 million teenagers have struggled with an anxiety disorder at some point. Logically with those statistics,...

It turns out that symptoms of depression in teens may show up much earlier than previously thought. New research has discovered early signs of depression through brain scans of infants. This research could mean earlier identification in young people, leading to more efficient and effective...

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...

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...

[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...