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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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Parent-Teen Arguments Can Actually Be Healthy for Adolescents

  A recent article in the New York Times highlights how certain conflict resolution styles can benefit a teen. During adolescence, parent-teen arguments are likely going to happen. However, a parent can respond to their teen in a certain way that elicit problem-solving skills, empathy, and seeing conflict from multiple perspectives.   The article points…

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Common Responses Teens May Have to Trauma

  Trauma is an experience that includes the fear of losing one’s life. That intense fear can have a heavy impact on a person’s mind, especially the mind of a teen or child. At the same time, the ways that trauma affects someone can vary widely. One person can go through a traumatic experience and…

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The Struggle of Teens Who are Adopted or in Foster Care

  Teens who do not live with their biological parents might have greater mental health concerns than other teens who do. Of course, there are many children and teens who reside with foster or adoptive parents and who have developed a strong bond with their caregivers. However, for those teens who never had the opportunity…

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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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Female Teens Feel Misunderstood By Parents

  A nonprofit located in England that advocates for the health and wellbeing of teens recently conducted a survey on the attitudes of female teens and young women. Their results point to the fact that issues facing female teens are changing. For that reason, parents may not quite understand what their female teens are experiencing.…

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Coping with ADHD Teens and the Holidays

  If you’re a parent of a teen with ADHD, you know how challenging it can be at times. You know there are moments of chaos. You know you have the stresses of your own and that you likely take on the stressful challenges of your teen too. And now, add to all, the stresses…

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