Posts Tagged ‘Self Esteem & Identity’

  • What Parents Need to Know About Eating Disorders

    What Parents Need To Know About Eating Disorders

    Jun 2, 14 • 1824 Views • Eating DisordersComments Off on What Parents Need To Know About Eating Disorders

    If you were asked to name the deadliest mental health disorder, what would you guess it to be? The answer is eating disorders. Eating disorders are rarely talked about and yet they are more life-threatening than...

  • Warning Signs Your Child May Be Prone To Addiction | Teen Drug Abuse

    Warning Signs Your Child May Be Prone To Addiction

    May 27, 14 • 2989 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Warning Signs Your Child May Be Prone To Addiction

    Colton’s parents had become so overwhelmed by their own lives that they began to neglect the emotional lives of their sons. When Colton was a little boy, he was active and playful, fit and social. His hair was a corona of light, and his eyes blue gemstones...

  • Study Shows Teen Casual Sex And Mental Health Connected

    Study Shows Teen Casual Sex And Mental Health Connected

    May 20, 14 • 3534 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Study Shows Teen Casual Sex And Mental Health Connected

    A new study that looked into “hook-up culture” among teens provides support for a connection between casual sex and poor mental health. The findings suggest there is a reciprocal relationship between teen promiscuity and poor mental health, with each...

  • Why Are Mental Health Disorders Increasingly Common In Young People

    Why Are Mental Health Disorders Increasingly Common In Young People?

    Apr 23, 14 • 2205 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Why Are Mental Health Disorders Increasingly Common In Young People?

    Unlike a bruise or scratch from falling off their bike, parents often can’t see if their child is suffering from mental health issues. In fact, most parents aren’t aware that half of all mental illness can originate before a child’s 14th...

  • Why Do Teens Get Involved With Drugs

    Why Do Teens Get Involved With Drugs?

    Apr 22, 14 • 2456 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Why Do Teens Get Involved With Drugs?

    Are teens using drugs just to party? Not according to studies which say most teens use drugs in order to help them deal with problems. In 2008 The Partnership for a Drug-Free America reported that 73 percent of teens say they use drugs in order to handle...

  • Do Gifted Teens Suffer From Depression The Same As Average Teens

    Do Gifted Teens Suffer From Depression The Same As Average Teens?

    Apr 16, 14 • 2581 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Do Gifted Teens Suffer From Depression The Same As Average Teens?

    Being recognized or labeled as a gifted teen is an honor, but that doesn’t make them immune from typical teen struggles. Just because they have higher-than-normal IQs does not mean they don’t suffer from common teenage problems like depression and...

  • Why Are Antisocial Behaviors Linked With Low Social Cognition Scores

    Are Antisocial Behaviors Linked With Low Social Cognition Scores?

    Mar 13, 14 • 2490 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Are Antisocial Behaviors Linked With Low Social Cognition Scores?

    Antisocial behaviors often emerge before adulthood. While these traits have been explored in children, a new study is one of the first to examine the occurrence and impact of antisocial traits among young adults. The teen years represent a time of intense...

  • Is Psychosis A Predictor For Teen Suicide | Adolescent Suicide Factors

    Is Psychosis A Predictor For Teen Suicide?

    Mar 10, 14 • 2005 Views • SuicideComments Off on Is Psychosis A Predictor For Teen Suicide?

    Psychosis is the collective term for a group of symptoms that alter normal human consciousness and seriously weaken the ability to tell fantasy from reality. Many of the people affected by these symptoms have schizophrenia or some other form of mental...

  • How Is Family-Focused Treatment Beneficial For Preventing Teen Suicide

    How Is Family-Focused Treatment Beneficial For Preventing Teen Suicide?

    Mar 4, 14 • 2424 Views • SuicideComments Off on How Is Family-Focused Treatment Beneficial For Preventing Teen Suicide?

    Family-focused treatment, also sometimes called family-focused therapy, is a form of psychotherapy that uses the participation of an individual’s family members as a core component of the treatment process. Mental health professionals frequently use this...

  • What Should You Do If Your Teen Is Depressed | Teen Depression SIgns

    What Should You Do If Your Teen Is Depressed?

    Feb 25, 14 • 2392 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on What Should You Do If Your Teen Is Depressed?

    Teen depression is a real issue. Because teens are naturally a bit temperamental and secretive, it can be hard to know whether what your teen is going through is a normal part of adolescent development or something more serious. There are signs to watch for...