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Excessive Hair Pulling and Skin Picking in Teens are Mental Illnesses

      It might seem odd that your teen wants to continue to pull their hair out. And you may notice that they’re not only pulling out their hair, but there’s also plenty of anxiety that accompanies their behavior. If you’re noticing bald spots from your teen’s scalp or body, there’s a reason to…

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Five Tips for Teens with Anxiety

One of the more common mental illnesses among teens is anxiety. When a teen is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety they experience often prevents functioning in school or having healthy relationships. Sure, it’s natural to feel nervous when taking an exam or going out on a first date. But anxiety that gets in…

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Mayra Fuentes named Paradigm’s Employee of the Month for May

Mayra Fuentes named Paradigm’s Employee of the Month for May   Paradigm is pleased to announce that clinical assistant Mayra Fuentes has been named employee of the month. Jeff Nalin, co-founder of Paradigm states, “Too often, the hard work that clinical assistants do gets overshadowed by amazing work that our therapists do.” He goes on to explain,…

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Former NFL Star and Olympian Willie Gault Joins Paradigm Malibu’s Young Athlete’s Advisory Board

Former NFL Star and Olympian Willie Gault Joins Paradigm Malibu’s Young Athlete’s Advisory Board     Paradigm Malibu is proud to welcome Willie Gault to our Young Athlete’s Advisory Board. Willie joins our prominent roster of athletes that includes Carl Lewis, Gabriel Reece, Rodney Peete and Greg Louganis, among others. We are grateful for the…

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Paradigm Sponsors International Conference on Parenting Athletes

Paradigm Sponsors International Conference on Parenting Athletes   On June 2-4, 2016, Paradigm was honored to sponsor The Schladming Sport Forum, an international conference focusing on the sociocultural impact of sports on society.   The theme of the conference was “Parenting Athletes.” The event was organized by renowned sports manager Ronnie Leitgeb. In addition, there were multiple parents of world…

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Teen Mental Health | Paradigm Malibu

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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One Teen Talks Openly About Her Panic Attacks on Facebook

    In an attempt to change the incessant stigma that comes with mental illness, a teen recently made a post on Facebook highlighting the difference between her “normal” self and a side of her most people don’t see – what she looks like right after a panic attack. The post got an enormous amount…

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Facts and Tips about Teen Mental Health

  Some adults believe that it’s impossible for children and teens to develop a mental illness. Perhaps they feel that children and teens are too young or haven’t had the life experience to develop an illness. Although this may be a popular idea, it is a myth. Children and teens are just as vulnerable 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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