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Teenagers who start drinking young may argue that drinking alcohol is normalized socially by people who are of legal drinking age. Teenagers are more likely to drink for different reasons than adults and tend to drink more heavily with the intention of getting drunk. One...

Sleep is a critical component necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Overtime, studies have shown that sleep problems increases the likelihood and intensity of suicidal thoughts or actions. The teenage years present themselves as a time in which staying up late/pulling an all-nighter has no...

Recreational activities are always a good idea. They provide social, physical, and mental benefits. These types of activities are used as an effective form of therapeutic treatment for individuals struggling with mental health issues. Sometimes it can be difficult for one to realize the positive...

Depression is a huge and very hot topic in today’s society. It affects more than 300 million people worldwide and that number is continuously growing. It is normal to feel sadness or grief sometimes such as after a tragic event, but depression takes sadness and...

This is dedicated to all you parents with a moody teen. The teenage years are the years in which hormones are as active as ever. Your child is trying to find their identity and navigate through the overwhelming social world. As a result of these...

The number of teens who experience suicidal thoughts is growing at a rapid pace. The number of hospitalizations as a result of suicidal thoughts or attempts nearly doubled from 2008 to 2015. Warning Signs of Suicidal Thoughts Thoughts of suicide among teens can vary from a passing...

The concept of self harm in teens is a horrifying one for parents; all of whom are deeply troubled by the concept of their precious children cutting, poisoning, or in any way hurting or endangering themselves. Even more disturbing is the fact that teens stand at...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a much-discussed psychological disorder that, despite its strong and easily identifiable name value, is often misunderstood.  One percent of the population is afflicted with OCD; a condition in which they obsess to an unhealthy degree over certain things or matters in life,...