Proposition 57 | Paradigm Mailbu

Proposition 57: Rehabilitating Teens VS Incarcerating Them

What is Proposition 57? On the ballot for this year’s election is Proposition 57 which would potentially change the way California responds to crimes committed by adults and youths. Proposition 57 would allow for more rehabilitation which in turn could reduce the number of people who are in prison. Proposition 57 would also require that youths…

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Mental Health Support | Paradigm Malibu

Teens Need More Mental Health Support and Prevention

  Although there is more and more awareness around the mental health needs of teens, adolescents still lack support to prevent mental illness in the first place.   Experts know that of those adolescents who will develop a mental illness, half of them have their onset at age 14 and 75% of them by the…

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Bipolar Disorder | Paradigm Malibu

Challenges Facing Teens With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (bi meaning two) is characterized by the swing of moods between mania and depression. In fact, a teen’s levels of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephine are often so chaotic, it is difficult for them to remain emotionally stable throughout the day. For instance, an adolescent might wake up in the morning with such a…

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ADHD Awareness | Paradigm Malibu

ADHD Awareness

October is ADHD awareness month. There are some misconceptions about ADHD and the following facts are here to keep you informed that this is a real condition that affects many people throughout the world. Nearly every mainstream medical, psychological, and educational organization in the United States long ago concluded that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a real…

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How to Manage the Anger in Your Teen

      Teens can get angry over many things. They might feel like you don’t understand them. They might feel like you are stifling their individuality or independence. However, most of these circumstances are common and can be easily managed. When teens are angry due to a significant event in their lives, such as…

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One Teen Talks Openly About Her Panic Attacks on Facebook

    In an attempt to change the incessant stigma that comes with mental illness, a teen recently made a post on Facebook highlighting the difference between her “normal” self and a side of her most people don’t see – what she looks like right after a panic attack. The post got an enormous amount…

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