Coping with Grief After Suicide of a Loved One

The self inflicted death of a loved one is always accompanied by some type of grief after suicide. Even when a death is natural and expected, it’s normal to have strong emotions about the loss of a person that you cared about. But when a loved one dies by suicide, the nature of the death […]

Understanding and Supporting Suicide Grief

Grief after a suicide is something that everyone can understand. Over the course of a lifetime, everyone will lose people they care about. Sometimes it happens suddenly – either because of an unexpected accident or because of a brief but ultimately fatal health struggle. In other cases, death is expected, as can happen with a […]

Sobriety Tips for This Thanksgiving Holiday

Are you in need of sobriety tips this holiday season? Paradigm Treatment has you covered. Getting sober is a difficult thing, but sometimes staying sober is even harder. That’s especially true during occasions when you know the people around you probably won’t be staying sober. A holiday gathering can be a perfect storm of factors tempting you to […]

How Recovering Teens Can Show Appreciation to Their Loved Ones

Recovery isn’t easy for anyone of any age, but teens may have a particularly hard time. Teens in recovery are dealing with all of the usual teen stuff – raging hormones, social pressures, academic concerns, making plans for their future adult lives – on top of the ravages of addiction and the obstacles they encounter […]

The Importance of Teaching Tolerance to Teens

Young children typically have an easy time accepting diversity when they’re exposed to it. Teens can be a different story, and there are a couple of reasons why teens may be less accepting of parents teaching tolerance importance. For one thing, adolescence can sometimes lend itself to what can seem to parents like a state […]

Is Your Teen a Bullying Bystander?

A lot of the thinking and actions around addressing bullying concerns either the bully themselves or the person who is the victim of the bully. A bullying bystander is one who observes bullying but gets less attention, and they’re an important part of the equation. Bullying affects them too. Bystanders to bullying often experience fear […]

3 Ways to Show Random Acts of Kindness for Teens

Acts of kindness are about treating people with respect, compassion, and care. Demonstrating gratitude is an important value in most families, and it’s also a positive trait that can improve both personal and professional lives. Research shows that people who regularly demonstrate random acts of kindness are better able to: Form strong relationships and social connections […]

Teaching Teens About the Power of Kindness

Kindness is about more than simply being nice, polite, or friendly, although those things contribute to the overall power of kindness. Kindness is about treating those around you with genuine care, compassion, concern, and acceptance. Sometimes kindness is mistakenly associated with naivety or weakness, which can cause some people – including image-conscious teenagers, to try […]

How to Help Your Stressed Teen

Is your teen stressed out? If so, it’s not surprising. Teenagers sometimes experience more stress than adults realize. They’re under a lot of pressure to achieve academically, especially if they are on the college track. They may also feel pressure to achieve in extracurricular activities, especially if they’re involved in competitive activities like sports. On […]