Problems that can Accompany Teen Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar is a mood disorder that affects mood, emotions, and perception. The main characterizing symptom of this disorder is a swing in moods from depression to mania. Typically, euphoria, elation, racing thoughts, irritability, and substance use are common symptoms of a manic episode. The symptoms of depression that certain imbalances in the brain […]

March 30th is World Bipolar Day

  Approximately 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6 percent of the U.S. population 18 years or older are affected by bipolar disorder each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. March 30 is World Bipolar Day, a day devoted to raising awareness of bipolar disorder to help eliminate the stigma. March 10th […]

Teens: You Might Actually Enjoy Therapy

  Sometimes therapy gets a bad rap among teens. There you are sitting in front of someone you barely know and you’re supposed to share your deepest thoughts and feelings. Sure, that’s what it might feel like in the beginning. However, if you give therapy a chance, you might find that it can be supportive […]

How to Help ADHD Teens Succeed in School

  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an impulse-control disorder that can cause difficulty for teens, especially when they’re in school. For instance, the following are typical symptoms of ADHD that can easily get in the way of a teen’s academic success: Difficulty with organizing  and prioritizing tasks Difficulty with getting started on tasks. Excessive […]

Facts and Tips about Teen Mental Health

  Some adults believe that it’s impossible for children and teens to develop a mental illness. Perhaps they feel that children and teens are too young or haven’t had the life experience to develop an illness. Although this may be a popular idea, it is a myth. Children and teens are just as vulnerable to […]

Teens: Here’s How To Manage Suicidal Thoughts

  If you face thoughts of taking your life, you may be tempted to act on them. You might start to believe the thoughts in your head and begin to plan something that perhaps you don’t want to do. Sure, on the one hand, you may want to commit suicide because life feels hard. But […]

How to Help Manage Your Teen’s Anger

  Teens display all sorts of emotions during adolescence, and sometimes those emotions persist. Teens may experience sadness, shame, or low self esteem, while other teens may be consistently angry. If you’re a parent or caregiver and you want to help your teen, this article may be able to provide some suggestions on how to […]

Transgender Teen Commits Suicide And Prompts A Call for Change

  Although society has come a long way in their acceptance of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender individuals, it still has a long way to go. And this was the message that Leelah Alcorn wanted to send with her death. She was a transgender teen who committed suicide on December 28, 2014, and her death […]

Meet the Teen Who is Fighting HIV Stigma

  There are many ways that a teen can contract the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). They might decide to get a tattoo, for instance. Through the use of improper or unsterile tattoo or piercing procedures, a teen is at risk for contracting Hepatitis or HIV. Or a teen might be sexually active. Risk factors such […]

Why Even Gifted Teens May Experience Mental Health Challenges

  You might suspect that a teen who is gifted in math, science, or academics in general has got it made. They don’t have to worry about grades, or jobs for that matter, later in their life. You might believe that they have a golden ticket through life. However, more and more experts are becoming […]

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