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Suicide Danger Signs | Paradigm Malibu

Suicide Danger Signs and What to Do If You See Them

Suicide. It’s something that no parent ever wants to think will affect their child. Unfortunately, suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens and young adults. While suicidal thoughts cannot always be detected before a suicide attempt is made, there are some suicide danger signs that you can be vigilant for when dealing…

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Depression | Paradigm Malibu

World Health Organization’s 2017 Campaign for Depression

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability among teens and adults ages 15-44.  What’s worse is that WHO expects depression rates to increase around the globe. A New York Times article, summarizing the WHO’s projections, indicated that the world population appears to be getting more and more depressed.…

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Anxiety and Depression | Paradigm Malibu

What if My Teen Struggles With Anxiety and Depression Together?

Anxiety and depression are common illnesses for teens. Although anxiety is more prevalent among adolescents (31.9%) compared to depression (14.3%), both illnesses can have a severe impact on the functioning of a teen’s day to day life. But what if your teen struggled with both?   Anxiety Disorders   There are a variety of anxiety…

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Teen Mental Illness | Paradigm Malibu

Teen Mental Illness Vs Adult Mental Illness

For the most part, parents believe that psychological illness is reserved for adults. However, mental illness, even disorders such as bipolar and schizophrenia, can occur in children and teens as well. In fact, research shows that most psychological illnesses progress along a developmental course beginning early in life. This is true not only of those…

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Dual Diagnosis | Paradigm Malibu

Dealing with Dual Diagnosis in Your Teen

  If you are a parent or caregiver of a teen who is struggling with addiction, you might also find out that your teen is depressed or anxious. Or that they have another type of mental illness in addition to their addiction. When someone struggles with two illnesses at once, it is called dual diagnosis.…

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