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Parents are highly intuitive when it comes to noticing changes in their child’s behavior, but sometimes these changes feel inexplicable. It is hard to pinpoint when your quiet, sensitive child starts to worry about everything or when your independent, self-sufficient child starts to push boundaries...

Many mental health hospitals have a high turnover rate because the assessment process begins and ends at intake. The assumption is that people receive individual therapy on an outpatient basis and that inpatient hospitalization is solely for stabilization. At ViewPoint Center, we believe that a...

According to a Committee on Adolescent Health Care, around half of all mental health issues start by age 14, with more than 75% of individuals with mental health struggles reporting that their mental health significantly affects their everyday functioning by young adulthood. It can be...

It is common for teens to joke about “being a hypochondriac” when it comes to making a self-diagnosis of their headache as a brain tumor based on WebMD results, but, in this scenario, they often know that they realistically probably don’t have cancer. The line...

When their teen enters a treatment program for crisis intervention, many families are overwhelmed about what to do next. They may understand that reaching out for help was a positive first step, but may realize that their child was struggling more than they thought they...

Your teen may claim “new year, new me” at the start of every new year as they promise to cut back on unhealthy behaviors and make safer decisions. Getting any teenager to follow New Year’s resolutions can feel like an uphill battle, but making and...

Many parents think of crisis as a life-or-death situation; however, teens experience emotional crises more often than they experience situational crises. There are times when a parent needs help quickly – when children are struggling to regulate their emotions, their behavior is out of control,...

According to the Center for Disease Control, teen boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than teen girls. This disparity isn’t necessarily because girls are less susceptible to the disorder. Symptoms of ADHD present differently in girls as they are often...

The effect of social media on teen mental health depends on how it’s used. Living with mental illness can be an isolating experience, even though 1 in 5 people are affected by it at some point in their lives. It’s hard to speak up about...

More therapeutic programs are integrating holistic drug-free approaches into their treatment plans based on their low risk and accessibility. A recent study conducted by The University of Vermont found that patients responded positively to structured exercise programs offered in inpatient psychiatric facilities. In inpatient treatment,...