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[caption id="attachment_3897" align="alignright" width="260"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Willard[/caption] Is your teen child struggling with mental, emotional or mood problems? Do you believe your child might be a youth at risk and needs help? You might not be wrong and seeking out help and more information is the...

[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...

[caption id="attachment_3878" align="alignright" width="421"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Jason Devaun[/caption] Most people cannot imagine a day going by without technology. Even a short power outage or the Internet running slowly can put us in a bad mood; we’re surrounded by a virtual world vying for our...

[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_3872" align="alignnone" width="585"] Photo Source: Flickr User- Melina Sampaio Manfrinatti[/caption] Though depression is the most common mental health issue, less than a third of those experiencing it do not seek treatment of depression. Due to stigma, severity or lack of understanding, young people do not ask...

As you are probably well aware, teenagers can sometimes get out of control. They act disrespectful and defiant; you never know what will thrust them toward a hormone-fueled tantrum. You’ve heard from friends or family the age-old saying, “it’s just a phase” or “he’s just...

[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,...

Because there is no definitive mental health test for any mental health diagnosis, it can often be difficult to pinpoint exactly what is going on. Especially with children who are not always able to effectively communicate their emotions or struggles, it is difficult to identify every...