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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...

Many people within our society have a limited knowledge on mental health issues. Very few people understand how mental health issues work, the common signs or symptoms, and what help is needed. Depression is an extremely common mental health issue today. A common question that...

Youth depression is still a large issue in the United States. As we become more connected with each other through social media and other internet pathways, we are still not very connected to our children’s mental health. Adult and youth depression are looked at as...

[caption id="attachment_4169" align="alignright" width="300"] Image source: Flickr user- alyssafilmmaker, Teen Sleep Deprivation[/caption] Teen sleep deprivation can have serious effects on teens wellbeing. As youth are developing, the necessity for quality sleep is extremely important. Their brains and bodies need between 1.5 to 2 more hours of...

Most teens who screen positive for depression don’t receive teen depression treatment. Many of the individuals who do receive teen depression treatment don’t actually have the condition. According to a recent article by the Washington Post, these are new findings from a recent study published...

Do you suspect that your teen is displaying bipolar disorder symptoms? Are you unsure of a previous diagnosis of some other mental health struggle from your child’s clinician? A recent article by CBS News discusses a study that found that many people wait years and years...

When the average person thinks about OCD in teens and adults, what comes to their mind? Usually, it’s something along the lines of neatness, obsessive organizing, or the detective character from the television show Monk. These are stereotypes and cause a lot of confusion relating...

Teen anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other issues can become overwhelming--sometimes teens and parents turn to “home remedies” to help, but this is often dangerous and ineffective. The New York Times recently published an article discussing one of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) ways people try to cope...

“Talk therapy” can be expensive and it’s not always effective for depression in teens and adults. Every person is different and for those that “talk therapy” doesn’t work for, there aren’t many options, but one may have just been added to the list. Live Science...