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Being a teenager can be both the best time of your life and one of the worst. As teens face emotional and physical changes, so many things can go wrong. They may begin to distance themselves from their family, or feel peer pressure from their...

It can be heartbreaking as a parent to see your child struggle. Today’s struggling teens are at a risk for many challenges, including bullying, depression, drug or alcohol use, mental illness, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Defining what your child is experiencing is often difficult...

Teens with suicidal thoughts and the desire to carry out those thoughts should be taken extremely seriously. Suicide prevention in teens should begin as soon as you begin to see the signs of suicidal ideation. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young...

Have you ever had that classic nightmare? The one in all movies where you have a speech and run on stage so nervous that you forgot to wear clothes. That is an anxiety induced stress dream; normal, common, natural, temporary, stress. Now imagine your teen having that...

If there’s one drug in the US that seems to be everywhere, it’s marijuana. Teen marijuana abuse in the US has skyrocketed in the past few years. It’s cheap and easily available, which makes it attractive to teens of all socioeconomic statuses. What teens don’t...

Is your teen having trouble focusing in school? Do you feel like their attention is constantly elsewhere? If so, they may have ADHD. Oftentimes, ADHD is diagnosed in younger children, however symptoms of ADHD in teens may go unnoticed up until adolescence. It’s important to...

Obsessive compulsive disorder sounds like such a scary mental condition. Teens have it tough enough, with their drastically changing bodies and emotions. But obsessive compulsive disorder in teens is a lot more common than you’d think. Since symptoms emerge in childhood and throughout adolescence, its...