How Teens Can Gain Confidence in Their Appearance

Last Updated: February 2021 Teenagers today are facing unprecedented social pressures. Social media features a highlight reel of other people’s lives, while photo filters create fake images that no teen can achieve. Living in a constant state of comparison, teens find themselves lacking in nearly every aspect of life, and the result is devastating to…

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Look around you. At any given time, someone within 30 feet of you is likely viewing some type of social media. You connect with it, you learn from it, and watch your idols through it. Social media has so many powerful forces for good, and some questionable influences, too. But what happens when you become…

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After treatment for mental health and/or substance use, you learned a lot about self-care, therapy skills to help you manage your stress and emotions, and about being vigilant in those things to protect you from relapse. You can also protect yourself by being vigilant in your social media use. By keeping yourself safe, monitoring how…

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This is not another article from an adult telling adolescents that social media is bad. In fact, it’s the opposite. Social media can be a powerful tool for change. We often hear how much time is wasted on social media, or how many people are abused or bullied. However, less reported are the positive uses…

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Screen time is a constant in the lives of many and because of the amount of time we devote to scrolling, there is a new focus on how much screen time adolescents use each day. Research is showing a sharp increase in everything from sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and even suicide rates that parallels a…

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Sometimes it just feels like everyone’s expectations of you are too much. The pressures of school and work are increasing as your time is decreasing. More is expected of you than previous generations, with less free time to relax and enjoy life. The call of social media and other internet pastimes is a loud voice,…

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The headlines always focus on the negatives of social media. There are always stories of cyberbullying and abuse, often transferring into real-life tragedies. Or there are stories about social media being a negative influence on people, or how much time is “wasted” on social media. It’s about time that you start making headlines for using…

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