A-Z Teen Health Glossary

What To Do When You Find Out Your Teen Has a Mental Illness

At first, it can be frightening for parents when they begin to see signs of mental illness in their teen. For instance, they might see signs of depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. In fact, many parents aren’t familiar with the names of illnesses, but they might notice that their teen is sad often, sleeping a…

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Don’t Let Your Teen Internalize Their Anxiety

  To internalize something is to make part of oneself either through learning or through unconscious assimilation. Teens can internalize anger and exhibit it later through self-harm or depression. Teens might also internalize their anxiety and also use self-harm as a means to cope with it. This article will discuss ways parents can help a…

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Teens: Learn to Manage Pre-Panic Attack Anxiety

      One of biggest challenges to having panic attacks is the anxiety that leads up to it. If you’ve been diagnosed with Panic Disorder, or if you have panic attacks on a regular basis, you might have experienced the debilitating anxiety that comes with not knowing when another panic is going to happen.…

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Circumstances that Affect a Teen’s Relationship with their Parents

  Many teens have a difficult time during adolescence. Although it’s easy to conclude that a teen’s current or recent experience might be playing a role in their mental health, the first few years of life can also influence a teen’s psychological health.   During the first year of life, an infant is working on…

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Teens: Awareness Can Be a Powerful Tool in Managing Anxiety

Anxiety can get in the way of much of your life. It can interfere with friendships, schoolwork, and family life. And during adolescence, there’s already many life challenges you’re facing, such as peer pressure and school responsibilities.   However, becoming more and more aware of when you’re anxious and the trigger of the anxiety can…

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Diversity Matters in Mental Health Treatment

  Diversity Matters in Mental Health Treatment   Any quality healing environment for adolescents must be physically and emotionally safe, inclusive and must strive toward cultural competence. To this end, Paradigm Malibu participated in informational and experiential diversity training, presented by Diversity Matters.    The leadership and staff engaged in exploring the intersection of mental health and various aspects of diversity – race, ethnicity, gender,…

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5 Ways to Prevent Teen Depression

  Adolescence is a vulnerable time for teens emotionally and psychologically. This is particularly true because teens are pulling away from parents. They are also seeking their sense of self through friends and social groups. Despite moving closer to friends and pulling away from parents and family, teens continue to have a need for parental…

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