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The LETS Club: Let’s Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness

Perhaps the rise in student mental health concerns is a national trend, particularly given the recent school shootings. Yet, it has been difficult for some schools to know the rates of psychological illness in their student body because they do not have the means to assess for mental illness.   Screenings for mental illness has…

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Forms of Psychological Stress that are Typical for Teens – Part One-Paradigm Malibu

Defining a Disorder: Four Ways to Determine Normal Behavior for Teens

As a parent, how can you tell between the tumultuous stage of adolescence and the presence of mental illness? It might be difficult to understand how clinicians determine whether your child is in fact suffering from depression, anxiety, or post traumatic stress disorder, for example.   Of course, there are signs to look for, which…

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Strength of Us: A Resource for Teens with Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children, teens, and adults with mental illness. Despite the fact that 60 million Americans experience a mental illness, society continues to carry a stigma towards anything that isn’t “normal”. Those who are depressed, anxious, or emotionally…

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