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    Mindful Happiness: Strategy for Helping Depressed Teens

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    Teens today have more reasons than ever before to develop stressors that can lead to serious mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. From heavy academic loads to full extracurricular schedules to interpersonal struggles to school and world violence, adolescents’ stress levels are ever-increasing. With adolescent depression rates on the rise, experts in the…

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    How to Stop the Fighting: Overcoming Family Conflict

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    Conflict is a normal and expected part of life and it can often escalate during the teenage years. Because of a change in hormones combined with a search for identity and the increased responsibility that comes with adolescence, teens are more likely to have disagreements and arguments with their parents than younger children. While some…

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    Depression in Teens: Causes, Symptoms, and How to Get Help

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    When we talk about depression, we often think of it as an adult diagnosis. We may know other adults who struggle with depression, but it can be difficult to imagine that teens and young adults can have depression as well. The risk for depression can begin in childhood or the early teens, however, and increases…

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    Mindfulness to Treat Anxiety: Why It Works

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    The teen years are an important time in the emotional and physical development for young adults. For the first time, they are experiencing more independence and learning who they are outside of their family unit. Adolescence also comes with more responsibilities and new life experiences, which can lead to feelings of excitement, but also stress.…

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    The Healing Journey: How To Help Teens Overcome Childhood Trauma

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    Traumatic experiences in children are surprisingly common, with over 60% of teenagers ages 13-17 having experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. These events can be described as distressing experiences that result in long-term negative impacts on physical and emotional well-being. If your child has suffered through a traumatic experience, understanding how to…

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    Is There A Cure for Depression in Teens?

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    Depression is often colloquially characterized as feeling low and gloomy, but in more extreme cases, depression is a diagnosable mental health condition that incorporates intense feelings of despair, worthlessness, and hopelessness. If your teen is experiencing some of these unrelenting feelings, it can impact her ability to lead a happy healthy life, and it’s important…

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    How to Get Creative with Fun Activities During Quarantine

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    Social distancing and quarantining have changed the way many of our families live their day to day lives. Many parents are working from home and children are doing online learning. Many of the activities we enjoyed doing as a family are now suspended or physical spaces are closed. This is especially tricky as the weather…

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    What Winter Activities Can I Do with My Kid?

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    Finding fun and varied activities to do with your child can always be difficult during the winter months, even more so during a global pandemic when much of what we would typically do is closed down for health and safety reasons. Finding creative ways to connect with your child, now more than ever is crucial…

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    Moody Teen or Mood Disorder: How to Spot the Difference

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    With all of the changes that an adolescent’s body goes through, it’s common for teens to experience mood swings from time to time. However, sometimes what appears as typical teenage moodiness can actually be warning signs of a developing mood disorder such as depression or bipolar disorder. Understanding and recognizing the warning signs of emerging…

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    Panic Attacks: What They Are and How To Help

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    If you are the parent of an anxious teen, your child could be particularly vulnerable to experiencing panic attacks. Panic attacks can occur out of the blue, so to best help your teen navigate through these frightening experiences, it’s important to know what they are and how to provide coping strategies. What panic attacks are…

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