12 Stats About Teens You Need To Know Now

When worrying about our teenagers, it’s hard to know what is really worth stressing over. You know your teen better than anyone else and are much more likely to predict behavior from them. However, here are some stats about teenagers that may surprise you. Teens and the Internet According to Pew Internet & American Life… Continue reading 12 Stats About Teens You Need To Know Now

Questions You Should Be Asking About Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa, also called binge and purge syndrome, is a habitual eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of excessive food intake followed by self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, fasting, or taking laxatives to avert weight gain. Bulimia is a big problem on college campuses. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)… Continue reading Questions You Should Be Asking About Bulimia

Raising Awareness about ADHD

You might think the last thing the ADHD community needs is more news coverage since it seems to be in the press and on the television all the time. Unfortunately, when it comes to mental health problems that affect our lives, there is such a thing as bad press and most of the press related… Continue reading Raising Awareness about ADHD

Let’s Stomp Out Bullying

The message of this year’s National Bullying Prevention Month awareness campaign is ‘No Matter’ as in, no matter who you are, what you look like, or what makes you different from me, we are all people and no one deserves to be bullied. No matter who you are it is likely that you have had… Continue reading Let’s Stomp Out Bullying

Mental Health Wellness Week

When we talk about mental health, most of the conversation centers on disease and disorders and raising awareness about these conditions. But there is another side to mental health, one that is often neglected in our discussions and in the media – mental health wellness. The goal of Mental Health Wellness Week is to make… Continue reading Mental Health Wellness Week

Health and Wellness Tips for College Students

For many college students, the move to college signifies the first time in their lives that they and they alone are responsible for paying attention to and taking care of their own health and wellness. Unfortunately, the hectic schedule and the stresses of being away from home and keeping up with coursework can make it… Continue reading Health and Wellness Tips for College Students

What Parents Can Do to Make Teens into Safer Drivers

Today, like every other average day in America, 8 teenagers will lose their lives in preventable car accidents according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).   Car accidents, which kill almost 3,000 teenagers a year, remain the number one cause of death for this age group. The only way we, as a society, are going… Continue reading What Parents Can Do to Make Teens into Safer Drivers

Media Overuse in Teens May Lead to Mental Health Issues

Everyone, from doctors to parents, is concerned about the long term effects of too much screen time on today’s children and teens.  But the conversation generally focuses on the long term effect on physical health since more screen time generally equates to less physical activity.  However, new research suggests that for adolescents, the combination of… Continue reading Media Overuse in Teens May Lead to Mental Health Issues

7 Things Parents Probably Don’t Know About Teen Depression

People often have a picture in their mind of what depression “looks like” but when that picture doesn’t line up with reality, it can keep people from getting the help that they need.  This is especially true when talking about teenagers who are dealing with depression.  Many parents simply don’t have the information they need… Continue reading 7 Things Parents Probably Don’t Know About Teen Depression

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Resources for Parents of Teens

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder that affects people of all ages.  A person with OCD experiences severe anxiety related to specific things where the level of anxiety or worry doesn’t match what is happening.  The specific things that they have this reaction to are called obsessions.  Teenagers can develop obsessions related to… Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Resources for Parents of Teens

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