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Bipolar disorder is a mental condition characterized by unusual and intense shifts in mood, energy, thinking and [caption id="attachment_3778" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Source: Flickr user- Petras Gagilas[/caption] behavior that impact an individual’s ability to carry out daily tasks and maintain relationships. Typically, these shifts can be categorized...

[caption id="attachment_3875" align="alignright" width="571"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Nadja Tatar[/caption] Did you know that alcohol, marijuana and tobacco are the most used drugs among teens today? They are also the leading causes of teen crimes. Because the adolescent brain is constantly developing, substances that disrupt this...

Self harm within the teenage population is definitely a growing issue. But how can you tell if your teen is inflicting self harm upon themselves? And if they are, why are they doing it? [caption id="attachment_3901" align="alignnone" width="468"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Lee Morley[/caption] Identifying self harm...

[caption id="attachment_3894" align="alignright" width="452"] Photo Source: Flickr User- bejealousofme[/caption] What Causes Eating Disorders in Teens? There's no one answer to what causes eating disorders in teens. Multiple factors can play into causing a teen to develop unhealthy eating habits, like bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. Usually eating...

[caption id="attachment_3890" align="alignnone" width="569"] Photo Source: Flickr User- JoePenna[/caption] About one in five teenagers have struggled with depression at some point in their lives. Depression in teens is often misinterpreted as being moody or angsty, but it can grow into a debilitating disorder if left ignored. It’s important...

[caption id="attachment_3881" align="alignright" width="346"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Karmine Marine[/caption] When your teen is first admitted into treatment, it can be difficult to see beyond the immediate crises. Parents often either feel as though things will never get better or expect change to happen instantaneously. The...