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Words to Avoid During Teen Mental Health Treatment

Communication between parents and teenagers can be difficult on the best of days. Between generational differences, normal teenage development, common mood changes in adolescents, and the pressures that parents face, misunderstandings and poor word choices are a common occurrence. You might feel that talking to your teenager is even more difficult, now that he or…

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Types of Self-Evaluation Tools to Assess Teen Mental Health

Whether you suspect mental illness in your teen or you want to chart the progress towards mental health in your adolescent, self-evaluation tools are easy to use. Plus, they do not require the expertise of a mental health provider. Many assessment tools are meant to be used at home to help clarify whether you need…

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Parents: Encourage Teens to Talk about Their Mental Health

  Mental health is a sensitive topic, regardless of your age. However, with teens, being seen as different because of a mental illness can feel like life or death. Since appearance and social status are so important among teens, disclosing that you have a mental illness is a big deal. In fact, for some teens,…

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