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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 […]

Help Your Teen Start the New Year With Self Appreciation

It’s common for teens to occasionally struggle with their self-esteem and diminish their self appreciation. The teenage years can be challenging and sometimes confusing, and when teens begin to struggle, it’s easy for them to internalize their frustrations, which can result in them feeling bad about themselves. But confidence and self-esteem are key ingredients for future […]

How to Help Your Teen Set Positive Goals for the New Year

Anytime is a good time to set new, positive goals, but it can help to have a milestone or significant occasion to connect those goals to. This year, you can help your teen to make goals to better their mental and emotional health, here’s how. That’s why so many people make New Year’s resolutions. Your […]