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How Gratitude Can Get You Through the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner. ‘Tis the season to be jolly—so why is it that we sometimes feel melancholy during the most wonderful time of the year? The truth is, the time between Thanksgiving and New Years’ Eve can be a demanding time for many reasons. Between spending an extended amount of time […]

5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Divorced Parents

The holiday season is rolling in, and you know what that means – neighborhoods are lighting up like a Christmas tree, menorahs shining through windows, and, if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the cutest doggos rocking their holiday sweaters. But hey, let’s be real – if you’re surviving the holidays with divorced […]

31 Mental Health Hacks to Relieve Your Holiday Anxiety

Teen during the holidays

Anxiety. It’s a totally natural, normal, expected response to the dizzying blur of activities that happen each holiday season. Of course, that doesn’t make it any less painful or convenient. But with an arsenal of grounding exercises under your belt, you can bring down your anxiety to a manageable level before the point of no […]

We Are Changing Teen Lives Every Day

Family with teens

We are all painfully aware of the epidemic of stress and depression in the lives of our teens. Recent surveys suggest that as high as 50% of all teens have experienced overwhelming stress and/or depression at some point. Left unchecked, depression can lead to the most awful of outcomes: suicide. You can find these disturbing […]

It’s Back to School For Your Teens. Are You Ready For Their Anxiety?

Back to school teens

Has this felt like the shortest summer on record for your teen?  School begins in just a few days almost everywhere. It was only a few years ago that school systems decided to move the starting date of high school from the day after Labor Day to late August, to now the 2nd week of August. […]

Teen Therapy: 5 Steps for Parents

teen therapy

Teen therapy for mental health can be a tough situation to handle. Kids are already reluctant to talk to their own parents, so the suggestion of talking to a professional may be less than enthusiastic. If you’ve already been struggling with your teen and have noticed signs they may be depressed, anxious, or suicidal, then it’s time to […]

Spring Has Sprung For Your Teen, and So Has Their Anxiety

It absolutely feels terrific that the weather has turned nice, we aren’t wearing masks (for the most part), and we are planning our summer vacations. However, for your teen, they are coming to the end of this school year. That means taking tests that can create stress, anxiety, and depression. Also, for seniors, it means the […]

The Luck of the Irish and Good Teen Parenting

As a parent, we often have incredibly full schedules. We are so busy with work, driving our teens everywhere, making dinner, making sure the homework is being done, all while preparing for everything related to college applications.  We don’t have enough time in our lives to be closely acquainted with our teens.  At least, we think we don’t […]

Mask Mandates and Teen Mental Health: What to Look Out For

We are just finishing out a record high year for teen suicide rates, teen stress, and teen depression. Adolescents aged 12-17 years old had the highest rate of major depressive episodes this year, followed by young adults 18 to 25 years old. With these numbers, virtually every teen knows someone close to them who is experiencing […]

Eating Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Tips for Managing ED

eating disorders can affect adolescents, teens, and young adults

Weight obsession affects millions of teenagers today, especially girls. Gen Z faces an onslaught of body image messages from peers, social media influencers, mass media, and even clothing store mannequins that depict an “ideal” version of what the ideal body should look like.  So, it’s no wonder that according to a 2009 Youth Risk Behavior […]

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