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[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...

There is still an extreme shortage of teen mental health resources. This not only leads to untreated depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues--it also leads to dangerous situations. Recently, a school counselor talked a student in crisis out of using a loaded gun on...

“Drugs are the leading cause of accidental death in this country.” That's a quote from a recent article published by CNN that discussed the United States’ increasing issue with drugs. As the amount of drugs being used increases, the need for adolescent treatment facilities also...

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...