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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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    How To Use Music When You Feel Overwhelmed

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    Being a teenager can feel constantly overwhelming as adolescents try to balance school, home, and social responsibilities. To help ease the pressures they are feeling, it can be beneficial to identify healthy methods of coping with stress and anxiety. One coping mechanism that can have positive outcomes is music therapy. The treasure of music therapy…

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    Emotion Coaching for Parents: How to Be a Better Communicator

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    As parents, we sometimes believe that we have to protect our children from our own worries and emotions. And while there are certain things that adults need to deal with and adolescents don’t, it is important for children to understand that their parents have feelings too. Parents with strong emotional intelligence can communicate their feelings…

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    Having Conversations Around Mental Health With Your Child

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    America is facing an ongoing mental health crisis and teenagers are among some of the hardest hit groups for mental disorders. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five teenagers between 13-18 will experience at least one severe mental disorder during their life. Having open lines of communication with your children surrounding…

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    How Yoga Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

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    When we think of yoga, the first things that come to mind may be spandex and patchouli, but yoga is actually a much deeper practice than what we see in mainstream media. Yoga consists of more than just the asana, or physical, part of the practice. It also includes pranayama (breathwork) and mindfulness and meditation.…

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    What To Talk About At The Thanksgiving Table

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    The holidays can sometimes feel like a jumble of emotions. Spending time with family can bring up feelings from joy to anxiety to dread. The Thanksgiving dinners we see depicted on tv shows and movies are often vastly different than their real-life counterparts. Even if coming together with your family at the holidays is something…

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    Adventure Therapy Activities: How They Can Help Your Child

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    There is no one size fits all when it comes to therapy. Just as each person is unique, each person’s therapeutic needs are unique. Some people may benefit from traditional talk therapy. For others, group therapy can provide a supportive environment that helps them to process their emotions. For still others, sitting in a room…

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    Overcoming Childhood Trauma: How Residential Treatment Can Help

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    As parents, we all want to keep our children safe and set them up to live healthy and successful lives. But according to a 2011 study, nearly 35 million children in the United States have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma. This statistic shows us that while concerning, childhood trauma is not uncommon.…

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    Adventure Outings: How Outdoor Time Improves Mental Health

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    Maybe you’ve noticed that your teen no longer engages in activities they used to love? Or maybe unhealthy activities are replacing the ones they used to enjoy? Teens struggling with behavioral or mental health issues may feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to change the course they’re on. This is where adventure therapy can help. …

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