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Addressing Depression in Memory of Grayson Murray

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Last weekend, PGA Tour golfer Grayson Murray took his own life, succumbing to the pressures of depression. He had been battling this and other demons for years, and his family thought he was past these negative thoughts and impulses. Sadly, he was not. At A Brighter Day Charity (www.abrighterday.info), we have been helping teens and […]

Supporting Your Teen as the School Year Ends

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Time certainly flies, doesn’t it? It feels like just yesterday was August, and the school year was starting. Now, we’re just weeks away from its conclusion. For many, this marks the end of high school and the onset of the exciting yet uncertain college years. This transition ushers in a new wave of stress, fear, […]

From Spring to Summer: Helping Your Teen Manage

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As March arrives with blooming flowers, the anticipation of summer break and, for seniors, the leap towards college life intensifies. This period is filled with both excitement and adjustments. How can you support your teen’s emotional well-being during this time? The Emotional Landscape: Understanding Your Teen’s Feelings Have you engaged in deep conversations with your […]

Does Valentine’s Day Affect Teen Depression?

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As February unfurls, Valentine’s Day with its hallmark of romance – dinners out, toasts with wine or champagne, and the exchange of jewelry – fades into memory before we know it. For adults, it’s a month draped in love’s glow, but for teens, the atmosphere can feel markedly different. The impact of Valentine’s Day teen […]

Supporting Teen Mental Health During Holidays

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The festive season, stretching from Thanksgiving through Christmas is often celebrated as the most joyous time of the year. So, why should we focus on teen mental health during holidays? It’s a period filled with family gatherings, gift exchanges, and a welcome break from school routines. However, beneath the surface of holiday cheer, many teens […]

Veterans Day and Your Teen: What’s the Connection?

Thank You Veterans

At first glance, the significance of Veterans Day and the everyday lives of our teenagers may seem worlds apart, but there’s a poignant connection that might surprise you. A Shared Battle: Hopelessness and Mental Health Statistics reveal a sobering reality: the only demographic experiencing a higher rate of suicide than our nation’s adolescents and young […]

Living in the Age of Teen Loneliness

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Our teens live in a world of unparalleled entertainment opportunities, yet they still experience disturbing amounts of teen loneliness. Every cell phone they carry doubles as a computer filled with applications, entertainment, and social media platforms. They can watch movie trailers or go to the movies with their friends. They can indulge in unlimited TV, […]

A Silent Epidemic of Teen Mental Health

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I urge all parents to deeply understand their teens. This involves peeling away their layers of self-protection and grasping what truly motivates them. Often, it also means fostering a non-judgmental environment and seizing opportunities for meaningful dialogues. Providing Access to Teen Mental Health Resources One of my primary aims for A Brighter Day Charity is […]

Father’s Day: Strengthening Parent-Teen Connections for Emotional Health

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Happy Father’s Day to all the dedicated dads celebrating this special occasion, as well as those whose presence is remembered and cherished. Often, holidays such as Father’s Day present terrific opportunities to build stronger connections with our teenagers and truly discover what is circling around their adolescent emotional quotient. Despite the self-centered “me” nature of […]

Spring Forward from Teen Depression: Action Steps for Parents 

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Teens Need Resources More Than Ever The world has temporarily become more complicated, but the level of our teen’s stress and teen suicide overall continues to be at epidemic levels. Your teens, more than ever, need resources to deal with this depression more effectively, while their parents are being bombarded with negative headlines and news.   […]

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