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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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Out of the Darkness Walk | Paradigm Malibu

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk

The second leading cause of death amongst teens is suicide, however most of the disorders that may underly a teen to take his or her life are treatable. Paradigm’s treatment centers are committed to the prevention of teen suicide through early intervention, in-stay rehabilitation and long-term psychiatric management.  Paradigm is also supportive of other groups…

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Proactive Parenting | Paradigm Malibu

Proactive Parenting Helps Dissuade Teen Drug Use

The media’s lackadaisical portrayal of substance use and addiction has long contributed to teen experimentation with drugs and alcohol and long term addictive behavior.  Despite community efforts to provide deglamorized information about the harmful effects of substance use, teens remain misinformed about the dangers of partaking in the usage of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, and…

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Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: A Fraudulent Illness - Paradigm Malibu

What is Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy?

It’s not uncommon for mental illnesses to present with physical symptoms. People who have depression may feel fatigued and experience headaches. People with anxiety might have stomach aches or sweat excessively. What is uncommon is for mental illness to cause physical symptoms in someone other than the person who has the mental illness. But that’s…

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Braden Spurlock | Paradigm Malibu

Alumni Spotlight – Braden Spurlock

Braden Spurlock was a freshman in high school when his father passed away.  His father’s death catalyzed him to engage in self-destructive behavior. Braden was lost and his future seemed bleak until he began a 65-day residency at Paradigm. The treatment Braden received was driven by his connections to his therapeutic team.  His therapy provided…

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Generation Z | Paradigm Malibu

Why Is Generation Z So Anxious?

Today’s teenagers and young adults are increasingly reporting feeling anxious and stressed. According to the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America report, 91 percent of Generation Z experienced symptoms associated with stress, such as depression or anxiety. But why are teenagers experiencing so much anxiety? At first glance, it may seem like today’s young…

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