Helping Your Teenager Cope with Depression

For anyone going through depression, especially a teen, it can feel lonely and suffocating. However, the truth is that teens going through depression are not alone. In fact, they are in good company. According to recent data, over 13 percent of teens in the United States between 13 and 24 have experienced a major depressive…

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What is a Normal Teenager

Since the beginning of time, people have been marginalized, mocked and even persecuted for being different than ‘normal’. At the same time, throughout history, the definition of ‘normal’ has evolved, constantly changing with each generation. But, the truth is, that we are all different and we all say and do things that are considered ‘abnormal’.…

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In March, we celebrate both International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, to not only uphold the achievements of women but focus on the challenges faced by women. This month, we recognize the struggles caused by gender bias and inequality and work to take action against them. Unfortunately, these inequalities have become even more apparent…

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Food for Thought: Why Teens Are What They Eat

Last Updated: February 2021 We’ve all heard the adage “you are what you eat,” but what you may not know is that a growing body of research suggests the saying is credible. Nutrition plays an influential role in both mental and physical health – especially as adolescents and young adults are developing and growing. Learn…

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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

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

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

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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