Mental Illness

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

By | September 11th, 2019|Mental Illness, Teen Girl Issues, Therapy|

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 resilient when negative emotions arise. Emotional intelligence, or [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Moving Forward at a Residential Treatment Facility for Teen Girls

By | March 28th, 2016|Mental Illness, Therapy|

When your daughter is struggling, it’s hard to know what to do among all the options available. The first try is usually traditional therapy. When this doesn’t result in improvement, many parents are lost on what to do. [...]

Is your daughter not sleeping enough? Five Signs of Sleep Deprivation In Teens

By | February 18th, 2016|Mental Health, Mental Illness, Teen Girl Issues|

Does your teen constantly complain about not getting enough sleep? Does she stay up past midnight trying to get homework completed? If so, she’s probably sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation in teens can affect pretty much every aspect of [...]

Being a great role model: Mentoring youth in a positive way

By | January 22nd, 2016|Mental Illness, Student Profile, Teen Girl Issues|

January is National Mentor Month. For many young people, having a mentor in their life can greatly improve their overall motivation and self esteem. If someone is there who pushes you to be productive and work hard, you’re [...]

Study Links Child Trauma to Future Issues

By | November 30th, 2015|Mental Health, Mental Illness|

According to a study conducted by the National Center for PTSD, almost 50 percent of adolescents have witnessed or experienced a type of trauma. Out of those 50 percent exposed to child trauma, about 5 percent of them [...]

Suicidal Ideation in Teens: Knowing the Signs

By | July 17th, 2015|Mental Illness|

Being a teen girl is hard. Their bodies are changing at a rapid rate, they have to deal with new emotional behavior and withstand enormous amounts of peer pressure. During this time in their lives, some teen girls [...]

Tips for Helping Your Daughter with Teen Depression

By | July 15th, 2015|Depression, Mental Illness|

Photo Source: Flickr User - Kiran Foster Teen depression can be hard on not just the individual it’s happening to, but also the people around them. Depression can affect anyone, but studies show that adolescent girls [...]