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How to Help Manage Your Teen’s Anger

  Teens display all sorts of emotions during adolescence, and sometimes those emotions persist. Teens may experience sadness, shame, or low self esteem, while other teens may be consistently angry. If you’re a parent or caregiver and you want to help your teen, this article may be able to provide some suggestions on how to…

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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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For Teens Who Are Looking for Help

  If you’re a teen and you’re experiencing symptoms of mental illness, there are many ways in which you can get help. If you feel comfortable, you can talk to your friends. You can talk to parents, teachers, and guidance counselors, and you can always search the internet. It’s important to know that you’re not…

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The Likelihood Your Teen Will Inherit the Mental Illness in Your Family

  There are many reasons why a person develops a mental illness. Certainly, genetics is one of them; however, it’s not the only reason. Mental illnesses are complex disorders that result from a variety of factors. Genes can play a role in whether a person develops an illness, but it’s not the only contributing factor.…

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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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How to Handle Poor School Performance in Teens

  There may be many reasons why your teen is not doing well in school. As a parent, of course you want to help your teen improve grades, but before you do that, you might want to investigate the cause of the drop in performance. The following may be a list of steps to consider…

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Exercise Can Reduce Suicidal Thoughts in Bullied Teens

  It might sound obvious that those teens who are bullied in school tend to experience symptoms of mental illness. However, what may surprise you is that the bully also tends to have symptoms of psychological illness. In fact, research on bullying among adolescents show that both victims and their bullies experience emotional and/or psychological…

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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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Talking to Your Teen About the Common Issues They Face

  When a child enters adolescence, the parent-child relationship might begin to change. If you were once close with your child, you might see more of a distance between the two of you. If your child was talkative and shared a lot about his or her life, now you might notice that your teen is…

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