One Teen Talks Openly About Her Panic Attacks on Facebook

    In an attempt to change the incessant stigma that comes with mental illness, a teen recently made a post on Facebook highlighting the difference between her “normal” self and a side of her most people don’t see – what she looks like right after a panic attack. The post got an enormous amount […]

Emotional Health and Anger Management for Male Adolescents

  Teens can exhibit a variety of intense emotions during adolescence. In fact, this stage of life is characterized by being more emotional versus rational, more impulsive versus cautious. However, it seems that males have a tendency of exhibiting their emotions more than female teens. For instance, male and female adolescents can express anger differently […]

Causes and Contributing Factors to ADHD in Teens

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is very common disorder among teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one to three teens in a classroom of 30 students has ADHD, affecting between 5% and 7.5% of adolescents. Interestingly, boys are three to six times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls. According to […]

Finding School Help for Your ADHD Teen

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is an impulse-control disorder that is a common mental illness among children and teens. In fact, ADHD is the most frequently diagnosed childhood mental illness.   The benefit of there being so many children and teens with ADHD is that there is a growing understanding and acceptance of the illness – particularly […]

Help for Parents of Angry and Aggressive Teens

Teens are already challenging to parent. However, when a teen is struggling with a mental illness, it can have a significant impact on the teen-parent relationship. For this reason, it’s essential that parents get the support they need in order to tend to the emotional and psychological challenges their child is going through.   If […]

Teen Sex Addiction and Sexual Abuse

Often, when there is sexual abuse in a family home, teens end up expressing their pain in other ways, particularly if he or she is unable to talk about the abuse. For instance, a teen might engage in drug use or drinking as a way to push the pain away. A teen might leave the […]

The Reduction of Harm Model for Teens with Addiction

Most people have heard of the 12-step model for treating addiction, developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). However, there are other models that parents, caregivers, and teens may want to know about.   Although the 12-step method has been incredibly successful and has supported millions of people around the world with achieving sobriety, there are some […]

Finding the Right Diagnosis for Your Teen

Believe it or not, sometimes psychologists and therapists can be wrong. You might take your teen to a mental health professional and discover that the diagnosis that he or she provided, just isn’t right. Of course, you know your child best, and the therapist is relying upon his or her knowledge of certain diagnoses, but […]