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LGBTQ teens and bullying
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Family Support Reduces Risk of Bullying Among LGBTQ Teens

Adolescence is an especially critical time for LGBTQ teens who show higher rates of suicide attempts or thoughts, substance abuse, and depression, and higher rates of being bullied. Those who…

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neurofeedback and anxiety
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Neurofeedback Useful for Anxiety Treatment

Teens with anxiety disorders often struggle to determine the root cause of their anxiety when they experience symptoms consistently. In some cases, they may have a hard time differentiating between…

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underage drinking and depression
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Underage Drinking and Depression Go Hand in Hand

According to the most recent Monitoring the Future Survey, the relationship between depressive symptoms and binge drinking has decreased by 16% over the last 30 years. Initial surveys suggested that…

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substance abuse in girls
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The Link Between Disordered Eating and Substance Use in Girls

Many girls who struggle with substance use, particularly alcohol use, often struggle with disordered eating. Both issues are related to attempts to control what they consume, as they have a…

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family relationships and depression
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Close Family Relationships Protect Against Depression

We know that social support can be a buffer against feeling overwhelmed by stress and experiencing symptoms of depression. While we typically think of social support as having a close…

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mental health days
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Should High Schoolers Have Mental Health Days in School?

High schoolers face a lot of stress outside the classroom that can impact their ability to stay present in class. Mental health issues among teens have skyrocketed in the past…

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somatic experiencing
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5 Elements of Somatic Experiencing for Trauma

When we talk about trauma, we usually refer to a specific event and memories of the event. Peter Levine, Ph.D., the founder of Somatic Experiencing, argues that “trauma is not…

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teen in crisis
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5 Ways to Connect with Your Teen in Crisis

Have you ever tried to talk to your daughter mid-sob? In between gasps for breath, she is less likely to want to have a conversation. In fact, talking about why…

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Goal Setting During Hero’s Journey at Residential Program

When people set long-term goals to change unhealthy behaviors, they often refer to their progress as a journey, which can involve more twists and turns than they initially expected. This…

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coping after loss
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Coping After Loss: Grief or Trauma?

Our society does not give people much room or time to grieve. Many teens are not taught how to grieve or how to support others experiencing loss. Instead, they are…

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sensory processing issues
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Sensory Processing Issues After Traumatic Events

Childhood trauma has a significant impact on shaping one’s self-concept and view of relationships, but it also changes perception of social stimuli on a physical level. Many people become hypervigilant…

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emotional intelligence
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How Emotional Intelligence Can be a Protective Factor for Teens with Emotional Issues

While being able to identify negative emotions doesn’t always mean you are able to avoid them, research suggests that teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in details are more…

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