Mental Health

Mindfulness Lessons Through Art Therapy for Teens

By | October 18th, 2019|Mental Health, Therapy|

Teens who struggle to express themselves through talk therapy find art therapy to be a powerful tool to help them express their emotions and boost their self-esteem. Many teens are hesitant about the idea of taking art classes [...]

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Deepening Awareness of Others’ Individual Needs

By | August 30th, 2019|Mental Health, Teen Girl Issues|

David Treleaven, author of “Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for  Safe and Transformative Healing” defines trauma as “any experience stressful enough to leave us feeling helpless, frightened, and profoundly unsure. After such experiences, we are left with a diminished sense [...]

We are Family: Family Therapy for Teens with Depression

By | July 10th, 2019|Mental Health, Teen Girl Issues|

When teens struggle with depression it can affect the whole family. In order for a family to give their teens the help and support they need—their own health needs to be a priority. This is why research says [...]

Teenage Mood Swings Can Be a Warning of Greater Issues

By | June 26th, 2019|Mental Health, Mental Illness, Teen Girl Issues|

Teenagers are known for going from talking a mile a minute to slamming their bedroom doors and taking vows of silence the next. It can be just as confusing for your child as it feels to be on [...]

The Therapy that Works: Trauma Focused Therapy for Teens

By | June 7th, 2019|Mental Health, Trauma|

Understanding all of the medical/scientific jargon related to trauma and therapy can be quite challenging as a parent. Trauma focused therapy for teens can quickly become an extremely important part of your teens life if they have experienced [...]

What is Secondary PTSD And How Does It Affect Teens?

By | May 22nd, 2019|Mental Health, Mental Illness, Trauma|

In the digital age, part of staying connected online is exposure to daily accounts of horrific violence across the globe and in our communities that shape our sense of safety and justice. Although some media outlets protect the [...]

How Does Mindfulness Reduce Stress? 7 Outcomes of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

By | April 15th, 2019|Anxiety, Mental Health|

In a 2014 national survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 31 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 said that their stress increased in the previous year, and 42 percent said they were not doing enough to [...]

Study Shows Childhood PTSD Caused When Children Ruminate Over Trauma

By | April 9th, 2019|Mental Health, Trauma|

Children with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may face challenges from many different angles. You are not expected to know everything about PTSD. However, educating yourself on its breadth of causes and effects can help you be a [...]

Out of Control Teenager: What to Do to Gain Control Back

By | March 1st, 2019|Depression, Mental Health|

Parenting a teenager can often feel like a power struggle. Adolescence is a time in one’s life filled with hormonal changes, the pressure to fit it, and discover who one is. These kinds of factors can cause emotions [...]

Snapchat Addiction: The Darkside of a Popular Worldwide App

By | October 26th, 2017|Addiction, Mental Health, Technology Use|

Snapchat is just about on every teenager’s smartphone. It's one of the most used apps in the world, competing with other major companies like Instagram and Facebook. A downside has begun to become apparent, though, as this app [...]