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Gen Z Faces Higher Depression Rates - Paradigm Malibu

Depression on the Rise Among Gen Z

According to several studies, teenagers and college-aged adults classified in the Gen Z cohort are experiencing higher rates of depression than the previous generation. And experts don’t know exactly why. Behaviors thought to have contributed to depression in previous generational cohorts, such as alcohol and substance use and antisocial or risky behavior are actually lower…

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Community Spotlight: Heather Hayes - Paradigm Malibu

Community Spotlight- Heather Hayes

Shining a Light on Paradigm Partners & Innovators in The Mental Health Field Heather Hayes is changing the field of intervention therapy with ethics and empathy. As one of the nation’s most celebrated and groundbreaking interventionists, therapists and educational consultants, Heather Hayes has over 35 years of dynamic experience in the mental health field, with…

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Painkiller Addiction Signs to Acknowledge - Paradigm Malibu

Painkiller Addiction Warning Signs

Nobody starts taking painkillers with the intention to become addicted, and for many people, painkiller addiction starts innocently – with a legitimate prescription meant to alleviate real pain. Nevertheless, the addiction rates for certain types of painkillers, especially opioids, are skyrocketing in the United States. These medications carry a very real risk of addiction, even…

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How Parents Can Help Teens Cope With Chronic Illness - Paradigm Malibu

Helping Teens Cope With Chronic Illness

Navigating the teenage years with a chronic illness or disability. This is a developmental period when peer relationships and fitting in are especially important, and chronic illness can complicate that. Teenagers are also wrangling with their self-esteem and their sense of themselves as independent people during this developmental stage, and dealing with a chronic illness…

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Chance Bryant | Paradigm Malibu

Employee of the Month Chance Bryant

Dependable. Competent. A good decision maker. These are three qualities Deputy Program Director and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Tracy Bangar uses to describe Chance Bryant.  Although he is still a psychology student at Arizona State University, Chance has a bright career as a mental health professional ahead of him. During his five-month tenure as a…

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