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How to Help a Friend Who Is Depressed

    One in five teens experience depression at some point in their teenage years. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately, 8% of teens meet the diagnostic criteria for major depression. Perhaps you might not ever experience depression, but you might have a close friend who does.   If you suspect depression…

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The Difference Between Teen Depression and the Blues

  Most teens will be emotional from time to time. In fact, being emotional is a natural expression of adolescence. At this stage of life, teens are more emotional than rational, more impulsive than logical, and more creative than sensible. And this may mean that teens will experience sadness and sorrow from time to time,…

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Teens: You Might Actually Enjoy Therapy

  Sometimes therapy gets a bad rap among teens. There you are sitting in front of someone you barely know and you’re supposed to share your deepest thoughts and feelings. Sure, that’s what it might feel like in the beginning. However, if you give therapy a chance, you might find that it can be supportive…

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Why Even Gifted Teens May Experience Mental Health Challenges

  You might suspect that a teen who is gifted in math, science, or academics in general has got it made. They don’t have to worry about grades, or jobs for that matter, later in their life. You might believe that they have a golden ticket through life. However, more and more experts are becoming…

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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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What To Do When Your Body Image Interferes with Your Happiness | Paradigm Malibu

What To Do When Your Body Image Interferes with Your Happiness

One area of focus that many teens tend to have is their appearance. And it’s natural to wonder about how attractive or appealing you are to others. But during adolescence, appearance can go much deeper than attracting a relationship. For instance, your style of dress can point to who you’re friends are and your hairstyle,…

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Bullies and Bullied Teens Are at Risk for Depression

In general, research has found that teens who bully as well as teens who are bullied are at risk for mental illness. Although the types of mental illness might vary depending upon whether a teen was consistently bullied or whether he or she was the one doing the bullying, both can have psychological effects.  …

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Make a List of Those Who Support You If You’re Struggling

  Many teens feel like they are alone in their experience. They might feel lonely, lost, confused, afraid, or depressed. And with these feelings, they might consider themselves alone, without support. It’s common for teens to believe that no one understands them and that no one is going to fully get what they’re going through…

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Ways to Beat Teen Depression

  Depression is an illness that affects teens all over the world. But depression is a treatable illness! This means that with the right tools, it can be managed and it doesn’t have to get in the way of your life. This article will provide a description of teen depression along with the steps to…

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Teens: Here’s How to Manage Stress During the Holidays

  As an adolescent, there’s no question that you have a lot going on. Although you might not be thinking about this all the time: you’ve got physical, emotional, and psychological changes happening. And you also have the pressures of your parents, teachers, and peers. You’re trying to fit in, gain your independence, discover who…

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Teens: Get Out Your Paintbrushes This Thanksgiving

  Well, get out not only your paintbrushes, but your also your guitars, notebooks, pottery, and clay. Get out all your tools to be creative and explorative! You’ve got a few days off so why not take advantage of the time and enjoy yourself!   Teens are naturally creative. Because of the teen brain, which…

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