Talking to Teens About Nutrition as Self-Care

Nutrition as Self-Care

Last Updated: February 2021 In mental health treatment, your teenager learned the value of eating healthy and maintaining good nutrition. They learned about the importance of self-care and how to proactively promote wellness in ways to show they accept and love themselves. One of the most important things your teen can do for his or…

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How Nutrition Affects Teen Mental Health

How Nutrition Affects Teen Mental Health

Last Updated: February 2021 Increasingly these days, there is less time to eat, and your teenager may be more likely to indulge in cravings for unhealthy foods, especially when it comes to accessibility and availability. Though your teen may not think much about what he or she is putting into his or her body, what…

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Honoring Black History Month and Mental Health

Honoring Black History Month and Mental Health

February brings the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month and examine, learn and revisit the missing and unacknowledged chapters in our history as a nation. Learn more about how to honor African-American contributions in the United States in order to create a mentally healthier world that recognizes overlooked communities and their stories. How to Honor…

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Building a Mental Health Support Network

Building a Mental Health Support Network

Last Updated: February 2021 Many teenagers and their families are carrying the burden of anxiety, depression or substance abuse alone because building a mental health support network can be incredibly difficult for people overcoming a mental illness. It can sometimes be difficult to connect with and trust others, but a mental health support network is…

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The Power of Mental Health Mentoring

The Power of Mental Health Mentoring

Last Updated: January 2021 No one can fully understand the struggles of an adolescent mental illness unless they have been there themselves. For those young adults who have journeyed through a mental illness and come through the other side, they have invaluable advice and inspiration to share with those beginning or in the middle of…

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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone

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People can become creatures of habit. We do what feels comfortable to us, and it is easiest to stay in that comfort zone. For some people, they love the spotlight and performing, playing sports, or generally being in front of people, and that is where they are comfortable. Others may be comfortable with a specific…

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Rocking Your Choices

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Let’s face it, we all make poor choices sometimes. But we also all make really good choices, too. Then there are all of those choices in between that are really “meh.” As you look at your choices, having gone through treatment for mental health or substance use issues, you may want to evaluate where your…

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Living with Social Anxiety

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For most people, experiencing some kind of anxiety in social situations is normal. The desire to be loved and accepted by others is a shared human need. You might worry about what to wear or what to say when you are amongst people outside of your family or close friends. Most people experience a lot…

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Conquering School with Confidence

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Getting back into school after having mental health and/or substance use issues can be a difficult time. However, the best part about having completed your treatment is that you have new skills and habits to help you be even more successful. You have also learned to communicate better, which includes advocating for yourself and your…

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Living Creatively

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Treatment for mental health and substance use issues can be challenging, but you finished that, and you are growing stronger every day. Maybe you are even ready to tackle some new challenges, or to pick up some of the pieces where you left off before your treatment. One of the areas that can help you…

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