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The Holiday Blues Can Be Avoided by Teens - Paradigm Malibu

3 Ways to Help Your Teen Beat the Holiday Blues

A lot of people experience holiday blues. Holidays can be a rough time for a lot of people–and not just adults. Children and teenagers also experience stress and sadness around the holiday season. For example, children of divorced parents might feel sad about being away from one parent during the holidays, or anxious about having…

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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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Depressed Teen | Paradigm Malibu

Being Supportive to Your Depressed Teen

As a parent, it’s natural that you want to support your child through whatever they are going through. Up to this point, you might have been helping your teen through the ups and downs of school, friendships, sibling rivalry, and other issues that you went through yourself during your younger years. If your teenager has…

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Antidepressants | Paradigm Malibu

Antidepressants are More Helpful than Harmful in Teens

  You might have heard that antidepressants may cause suicidal thoughts in teens and young adults. And it’s an ironic twist because antidepressants are used to treat depression, which is one of the main contributors of suicidal thinking and attempts. Yet, research shows that antidepressants can help teens and young adults who are suffering from…

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Teen Communication – How to Improve Parent-Teen Relationship

  When there is open, honest, and effective teen communication, relationships can thrive.  This article will provide some essential tips for improving the communication between you and your teen.   It’s easy to make relationships second to family responsibilities, chores, and work. Yet, one way to improve relationships is to make relationships primary. For instance,…

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World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10th

  Paradigm Supports National Suicide Prevention Day   September 10th marks one of the most important annual awareness days.  Suicide has become the 3rd leading cause of death among adolescents and the sixth leading cause of death for latency-aged children.  In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that, worldwide, there is a suicide attempt once…

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Lucy Nguyen Named Employee of the Month

    Lucy Nguyen Named Employee of the Month   Paradigm is pleased to announce that Lucy Nguyen, MS is our Employee of the Month for September. Paradigm co-founder Dr. Jeff Nalin states, “Lucy is a highly valued member of the Paradigm family. Youth, parents and co-workers offer unsolicited, positive feedback about her on what seems like a…

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LGBT expert Danielle Owens-Reid Featured at Malibu Program

                                LGBT expert Danielle Owens-Reid Featured at Malibu Program   Paradigm recently had the privilege of featuring guest expert Dannielle Owens-Reid, who co-facilitated an identify group for youth at the Point Dume program.   Dannielle shared her story about struggles…

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The Mental Health Risks for Female Teens

    Teens in general can be vulnerable to mental illness. However, the risks for mental illness vary between male and female teens, and according to research there are greater risks for female adolescents versus males. This article will explore some of those risks and how parents and caregivers can minimize them.   Studies have…

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