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Parents: Know What to Look for In a Teen Who Is Cutting

  The teen brain is still growing. Because of this, the part of the brain that governs reason and logic hasn’t quite developed yet. As a result, teens tend to be emotional, impulsive, creative, and explorative. They are in a prime stage in their life, perfect for completing the one psychological task teens need to…

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Suicidal Thoughts | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teens: What To Do When You’re Having Suicidal Thoughts

  Suicidal thoughts are not easy to face. Anyone who’s had them knows that it can be an emotionally and even physically painful experience. And yet, many teens around the world experience them and as a result they choose to end their life. This article will provide some guidance on what to do when you’re…

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Teen Mental Illness | ParadigmMalibu.com

Early Warning Signs of Teen Mental Illness

  It is very common for parents to wonder whether their teen is displaying normal adolescent behavior or the warning signs of teen mental illness. It’s true that some parents do not even contemplate the idea of mental illness in their teen. However, because of the many changes that a teen goes through – emotional,…

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Depression and Suicide | ParadigmMalibu.com

The Rising Rates of Depression and Suicide Around the World

If you, your teen, or another member of your family has been diagnosed with depression, you’re not alone. A recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that the rates of suicide have increased 60% over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, this is not only for industrialized nations, but for developing countries as well.…

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Avoidant Personality Disorder | Paradigm Malibu

The Laypersons Suicide Assessment – For Teen Suicide Risk

The assessment tool below is just that – a tool. It’s not provided here to make your own judgment about whether a teen needs hospitalization. Rather, it should be used to determine whether or not to call a mental health professional. A therapist, counselor, or psychologist can assess the severity of any suicidal thoughts and…

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