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The word “depression” gets thrown around a lot – by scientists as well as mere mortals. On one hand, simply having a bad day is often referred to as feeling depressed; on the other, even scientists argue whether or not depression exists on a continuum...

The numbers don’t lie. 2.8 million teens had a major depressive episode in the past year. Unfortunately, while mental health awareness has recently become more of a focus, there are still enormous gaps that are necessary to fill. Only too many parents view depression in...

Your teenager is struggling. Their grades have plummeted. They don’t seem interested in activities they used to love. How do you figure out what’s going on? A diagnostic assessment for struggling teens is one place to start. Knowing what’s running through a teenager’s mind isn’t...

Most people have struggled with developing a positive teen body image. It’s linked to how we dress, act, and view ourselves. We’ve all gone through it. For some teenagers, it can be all they worry about. Having a negative teen body image can decrease self-esteem...

Pressure from school, rapid hormonal changes, and new social situations are a recipe for anxiety in teens. Most teens suffer from anxiety at some point in their adolescence. It’s a normal part of life. However, there is a difference between less harmful anxiety struggles and...

Almost a third of teens are involved in bullying – whether as a bully or the bullied – with a severe impact on both sides of the coin. Moreover, bullied teens are more likely to, themselves, bully others. Combatting bullying in teens is not an...

Numerous studies have been done on sleep deprivation in teens, and the one statistic every organization agrees on is that over half of 15 to 19-year-olds get under 7 hours of sleep nightly. While it is easy to blame sleep deprivation in teens on technology,...