Written by: Melissa Lyon Edited by: Melissa Carmona Medically Reviewed by: Eric Patterson, LPC As a teacher or school counselor, helping a teen with mental health conditions is a challenging but rewarding task that requires resources and teamwork. Whether from depression, anxiety, autism, low self-esteem, high social stressors or other psychological issues, teens encounter many […]Read more
Written by: Dr. Tiffany Bell Edited by: Melissa Carmona Medically Reviewed by: Erika Krull, LMHP Adults can easily miss the early signs of OCD in adolescence. But with self-care, treatment and social support, teens can learn to live with OCD symptoms. The teen years are defined by turbulence and change. Adults can easily miss the […]Read more
Written by: Melissa Lyon Edited by: Melissa Carmona Millions of children struggle with their mental health each year, and the annual Children’s Mental Health Week seeks to raise awareness in a variety of ways. The past year has been a difficult one for mental health. Parents reported an increase in their kids’ mental health symptoms […]Read more
Written by: Melissa Lyon Edited by: Melissa Carmona Medically Reviewed by: Jenni Jacobsen, LCSW, LMFT It’s okay to be nervous about telling your parents you need help for a drug or alcohol problem. It shows courage and maturity to take this important step toward recovery. Talking to your parents about going to rehab can be […]Read more
Written by: Melissa Lyon Edited by: Jonathan Strum If your teen is struggling with substance use amid the added stress of the pandemic, these strategies and resources can help you support their recovery. Though adults face many of the pandemic’s challenges, it’s important to think about what children are going through as well. Since March […]Read more
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