Blog - Page 2

Random Acts of Kindness: Ideas to Promote Positive Mental Health

Did you know that performing random acts of kindness for others can have benefits for you as well? It’s easy to think that when you are kind to somebody without expecting anything in return from them, you don’t get anything in return at all. But that’s not the case, and if you think about it, […]

Navigating Social Situations When You Have Depression

For those suffering from depression, it can be extremely difficult to navigate social situations, even if they want to be social. If this resonates, check out these 3 tips to maneuver social events. When someone who’s never had depression or been close to somebody who has depression tries to picture what depression looks like, they […]

How Teen Nutrition Affects Mental Health

The way that your teen eats now will also set the precedent for their diet going forward in life, so good teen nutrition is an important factor in long term health. [lwptoc] You know that nutrition is an important factor in your teen’s physical health. Teenagers are developing rapidly, and their bodies need the nutrients […]

How Physical Environment Affects Your Teen’s Mental Health

[lwptoc numeration=”decimalnested” skipHeadingLevel=”h5″] Mental health isn’t something that happens entirely inside a person’s head. Yes, mental health problems often involve brain processes and brain chemistry, but other factors matter as well, including the physical environment a person lives in. The physical environment can trigger dormant mental health problems or exacerbate existing mental health problems. This […]

3 Ways to Be the Best Role Model for Your Teen This Year

Every parent wants their child to grow up to be the best version of themselves. That’s why, as a parent, you worry about the role models that your child looks up to.  You want the actors, musicians, politicians, or other public figures that your child admires to act in ways that you would want your […]

4 Helpful Coping Tips for Siblings of Addicted Teens

When a teenager has an addiction, that addiction is not just their problem. It’s the whole family’s problem. But siblings of addicted teens can often get overlooked, here’s 4 helpful tips to help siblings cope. When a teenager suffers from an addiction, siblings who live at home are often acutely affected. The addicted teenager may […]

What Are the Benefits of Equine Therapy?

There are many types of therapy available to teens to improve emotional health and recovery, but one you may not be familiar with is equine therapy. What is this type of therapy, and how can it help your teen? Horses may not be the first thing that you think of when you think of therapy. […]

Why Is Gender-Specific Treatment Important?

Men and women often experience things differently, and that includes addiction and recovery, making the need for gender-specific treatment essential – especially for teens. Although both men and women can develop addictions to substances, the reasons that they begin using those substances are often very different, and the coping mechanisms they build for themselves and […]

Intermittent Explosive Disorder or IED: What You Need to Know

A diagnosis of intermittent explosive disorder, or IED, can sound scary.  If you’re the parent of a child or teenager who’s been diagnosed with IED, you may be wondering exactly what the diagnosis means for your child’s future – and for their present, for that matter. Take a look at some of the things that […]

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS: Symptoms and Treatment

If you or a loved one are struggling with a substance abuse problem, then chances are that you might understand the difference between acute withdrawal symptoms and their successor, post-acute withdrawal syndrome or PAWS. People who suffer from addiction disorders often experience acute withdrawal symptoms when they first give up a substance that they’ve been […]