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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...

Many people believe that teen physical health is the key to a healthy adult, but they’re missing an essential part: teen mental health. Without physical health and mental health, a teen cannot reach their full potential and grow into a healthy adult. You may be...

Throughout adolescence we are constantly developing physically and mentally. How do these changes and maturities effect our overall wellbeing and mental health? CBS News recently released an article discussing new research that has discovered how teens’ brains mature and how that can explain the development...

As a parent, I know that the thought of parenting teens in today’s world can seem a little scary. When we turn on the news nowadays, it seems like we’re bombarded by violent news. Another child abducted after being lured through the internet. Another bombing...