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When Your Therapist Has a Mental Health Disorder Too

During your initial visits with your therapist you discuss your background, your social history, and the current mental health issues you are encountering. You may even be developing a treatment plan that will guide you through the first phase of your recovery. After a few sessions of focusing on you, your therapist decides to self-disclose […]

When to Seek Teen Alcohol Addiction Treatment

While it’s not something most parents approve of, many teenagers do experiment with alcohol at some point during their adolescence. These early uses of alcohol should be discouraged, but a determined teen will find a way to try out different behaviors, including drinking. As a parent, it might be difficult to know at what point […]

How to Convince Your Teen to Go to Drug Rehab

If you have a teenager whom you suspect is using drugs or battling a substance addiction, you probably feel overwhelmed and scared. Treating an addiction early gives your teen the best chance for recovery, and one effective way to do that is to have him or her attend a rehabilitation program. Many addicts, teens included, […]

10 Warning Signs of Teenage Mental Illness

The teen years can be a roller coaster for both teenagers and their parents. As the parent of an adolescent, you might wonder which behaviors are par for the course and which could indicate a problem. Read on to learn about which behaviors and feelings might be warning signs of teenage mental illness. Do keep […]

What Is Your Preferred Gender Pronoun?

When you meet someone new, it’s customary to exchange names. Depending on the context, you might also describe why you’re there or what position you have. For example, at an industry convention, you might state your name and the company you work for. At a party, you might say your name and how you know […]

A Guide to Teen Self-Injury: Prevention, Signs, and Treatment

You have probably heard stories about teens who cut or burn themselves. Perhaps your teen has done it or has suspected that one of his or her friends was doing it. Teen self-injury is not very uncommon, approximately 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 7 boys will self-injure at some point. The vast majority […]

7 Ways to Support Your Depressed Friend

It can be difficult to know how to help if you have a friend suffering from and living with depression. You might be confused by their behavior and you might feel uncomfortable enough to minimize your interaction. If it’s a close friend, you might do things that seem pushy or annoying to your friend. If […]

5 Ways You Can Help Stop Teenage Bullying

You probably already know that bullying is an epidemic in our country. A quarter of kids are being bullied, a fifth admit to having bullied others, and over three-quarters have said that they’ve been bullied at some point. Many teenagers believe that revenge for bullying is the catalyst behind many school shootings. Bullying can also […]

7 Ways to Help a Depressed Teen

If you think your teenager is depressed, you might be overwhelmed and frightened. Approximately 1 in 5 teens suffers from depression at some point during their youth. Some of these teens go on to commit suicide, which is a leading cause of death for young people under the age of 24. The good news is […]

5 Teen Driver Safety Tips Your Child Should Know

October 15-21, 2017, is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teens aged 15-20. This is due to many reasons; teens are easily distracted they’re inexperienced they tend to think that they’re invincible, which leads them to take risks such as driving too fast or driving under […]

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