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In a recent New York Times article, the link between teen mental health and physical health was explored. The article emphasized a lack of treating children’s pain--something you’d think wouldn’t be an issue--because of a misunderstanding of how it works, and how it affects them later in...

CNN recently reported on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) newly released new data from their Youth Risk Behavior Survey--which has been going on every other year since 1991. It outlines common teen difficulties, like alcohol use, cigarette use, driving drunk, and much...

Diet, Mood, and Dealing with Depression [caption id="attachment_4158" align="alignright" width="300"] Image source: Flickr user- David Saddler[/caption] Feelings of depression can often be related to poor body image, body dissatisfaction and eating disorders. When dealing with depression, the first step is to take care of yourself. That can...

Among teenage behavior problems, inappropriate cell phone use is a relatively new one that really only begun about 10 to 15 years ago. In an article by TIME magazine, the issues surrounding teen cell phone use were discussed. CommonSense Media recently released a survey reporting...

Emotional Life Influenced by if You Had Healthy Family Relationships While growing up, we learn a lot from our families, even our friend’s families. Some of us develop healthy family relationships, while others have more difficulty staying connected. Either way, our families plays a large role...

In a recent article by Psych Central, the topic of learning to handle emotions was discussed. If you have an out of control teenager, you’ve probably googled something along the lines of, “How to control a teen’s emotions.” I’ll tell you right now, there’s no...

Recently, it was reported that US suicides have reached a 30-year high--this is troubling news. The increase was in every age group except for older adults. It’s obvious something needs to be done in order to combat young adult and teenage suicidal thoughts to make...

Online Learning Games for Kids Creates Serious Brain Benefits Many people would argue that forms of media and video games have a negative effect on kids. For many parents, certain elements of video games seem like a complete waste of time and brain power. Kids today...

A Common Connection to Bipolar Disorder in Children and Maltreatment Childhood maltreatment is defined by the potential or actual harm to a child, resulting from an act or failure to act, whether intentional or not. Childhood maltreatment involves emotional, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and witnessing...