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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...

Families today are scheduled from morning until night. Between work, school, athletics, play practice, and homework it may seem like you never get to spend any quality time with your child. Even weekends are filled with rehearsals and travel tournaments. When it feels like you’re...

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...

Dealing with teenagers and their rollercoaster of emotions is a difficult task for every parent. For teenagers, the emotions they’re experiencing are confusing and intense, which can be hard for them--but it can also be hard for the parent. In adulthood, we’ve learned how to...

We’re in the midst of a mental health struggle in America. Each candidate has spoken about the need for better mental health care in the US. Regardless of who you support in this upcoming election, it’s not hard to recognize the potential benefit of mentioning...

[caption id="attachment_4140" align="alignright" width="300"] Image source: Flickr user- shinealight, problem solving skills in teens[/caption] We all have to develop problem solving skills early on in life. They are essential for succeeding in school and functioning throughout daily life. But how does the brain work to process...

Antidepressants--or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)--are widely used across the globe to treat depression, anxiety, and other issues. Though, interestingly enough, these pills can actually increase anxiety at first--which leads many people to stop taking them. In a new article published by Science Daily, recent...

[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...

Teenage attitude problems are not new to parents--if you’ve raised a teenager, you’ve probably experienced these first hand. Serious teenage attitude problems can be linked to mental health issues, though--and experts say stronger drugs like MDMA and ecstasy are causing more of those issues. BBC...