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Humans are highly advanced beings. Most of the time, when our systems work correctly, we don’t even notice them – every moment of our lives is guided by more processes than we could ever consciously keep track of. Heartbeat. Breathing. Blinking. Aside from the times...

Inpatient mental health facilities for teens can strike fear into the most valiant of hearts. Between the technical sounding name and the scary association with hospitals, inpatient mental health facilities for teens seem like a last resort. Unfortunately, this mentality is the very reason as...

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...