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[caption id="attachment_3903" align="alignright" width="491"] Photo Source: Flickr User-kphotographer[/caption] When dealing with a loved one with a chemical dependency, there is often too much focus on the drug itself. If only you could get your teen away from prescription pills or heroine, things would get better. We...

[caption id="attachment_3865" align="alignright" width="360"]mental health Photo Source: Flickr User- Ruffrootscreative.com[/caption] On Tuesday, March 24, Andreas Lubitz, a Germanwings co-pilot, was accused of crashing Flight 9525 into the French Alps, killing all 150 passengers on board. Though the events of Tuesday are catastrophically tragic, with revelations concerning Lubitz’s mental health, many people are quickly attributing the crash to Lubitz’s mental health issues and questioning why a pilot with mental health issues was allowed to fly a plane.

[caption id="attachment_3863" align="alignright" width="430"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Feggy Art[/caption] The stereotypical portrayal of people with mental health issues is someone who is violent, recluse or unpredictable. But the reality is that teen mental health has no stereotypes. The straight A student or the student barely passing,...

[caption id="attachment_3849" align="alignnone" width="519"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Anna Gutermuth[/caption] People use the term “nervous breakdown” frequently. You might have even said the phrase during a high-stress week of work overload or family problems. Though some people over-dramatize their stress by calling it a nervous breakdown, a...