Is Your Teen a Highly Sensitive Person? Here’s What You Should Know

Is your teen a highly sensitive person? Some children are very sensitive and their parents find that they need extra help when it comes to balancing their emotions, relating to other people, and feeling good about themselves. These highly sensitive children often grow into highly sensitive teens. Teenagers have a lot more responsibilities and expectations to […]

5 Types of Counselors for Teens

When you hear the word “counseling,” you might have a set picture in your mind of what that would look like. On the other hand, you might not be sure what to expect if you need to take your teen in for therapy. The fact is, there are many different types of therapists and counselors for […]

Mental Illness Risk Factors and Protective Factors

If two teens experienced the same trauma, they will vary in their response to that trauma, depending upon the risk factors or the protective factors in their lives. For instance, if a teen was exposed to violence and it was a traumatic experience for them, not having anyone to talk to about it can be […]

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and Your Teenage Daughter

Your teenage daughter struggles with the regular highs and lows of being a teenager, as well as hormonal fluctuations that go along with her menstrual period. As many as three out of four teens deal with premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. Your daughter might have mood swings, a larger appetite, and some physical symptoms like sore […]

What It’s Like Inside a Teen Psychiatric Ward for Teen Mental Health Treatment

In a recent article published by U.S. News, more than four million children and teens have a mental illness. Sadly, a study by University of California, San Francisco revealed that hospitalizations for teen mental health treatment increased for teens by 24% between 2007 and 2010. The results of the study indicated that one out of […]

How to Resolve a Teen Conflict in 7 Simple Steps

Teens can be impulsive, emotional, and passionate at times. On the one hand, having strong feelings about a topic can drive passion, advocacy, and a willingness to work hard. On the other hand, strong feelings can also lead to conflicts with others, especially with friends or peers who have different views. Sadly, for some teens […]

A Teen’s Brain Isn’t Fully Developed Until Age 25

Even though your teen is now as tall as you are it doesn’t mean that they have fully matured. Even though your teen may score high on the SAT or the ACT, it’s important to remember that a teen’s brain is still under development. In fact, if your child is a teenager, then you can bet […]

Types of Motivation Needed For Teen Mental Health

Since the early 1900’s, the scientists of psychology have tried to figure out why human beings behave the way they do. Exploring human behavior is the fascination of behaviorists, like B.F. Skinner and John B. Watson, who want to know what drives the observable behavior of human beings. Much of our behavior is driven by motivation. For instance, […]

3 Ways a Companion Animal Can Help With Mental Health Recovery

It’s becoming more and more common for a companion animal to be used in therapy sessions or for mental health recovery purposes. Some therapeutic interactions with animals may sound strange to some. Most pet owners can testify to the comforting aspects of having an animal companion.Furthermore, it’s not at all unusual for animals to serve […]

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, […]