Eating Disorder Research Update

Research teams across the country and around the world are constantly pursuing research projects designed to help better understand eating disorders including the root cause, who is most at risk, and what treatments are the most beneficial.  For families affected by an eating disorder, keeping on top of this research is important as it can… Continue reading Eating Disorder Research Update

8 Things Parents Need to Know About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

June is PTSD Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “Learn. Connect. Share.”.  People across the country will be working to raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by helping others learn more about the condition, connecting people to the help they need, and sharing their experiences to make a difference in someone else’s life.… Continue reading 8 Things Parents Need to Know About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dating Violence: The Things Parents Should Look For

Unfortunately, dating violence is all too prevalent amongst today’s teens. The signs of it occurring may not be easily observable, and your teen may even try to hide that it’s happening to them.  So, as a parent, it is imperative to know the warning signs of dating violence and the things to be on the… Continue reading Dating Violence: The Things Parents Should Look For

Teens Aren’t Getting the Mental Health Care They Need

  Research has shown that many of our teenagers simply aren’t getting the mental health services they need to treat and overcome mental health conditions that can impact the rest of their lives.  Only about 45% of teenagers with psychiatric disorders receive treatment which is a statistic we, as a community, have to change.   One… Continue reading Teens Aren’t Getting the Mental Health Care They Need

National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week

Each year, more than 60 million Americans suffer from anxiety and depressive disorders including our teens and children. These devastating mental health conditions affect every area of a person’s life and when the person struggling with the condition is a teenager, it can affect everything from their social development to their prospects for the future.… Continue reading National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week

Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias, Oh My!

Everyone gets scared or anxious sometimes; it is an important part of being human.  Fear and anxiety are useful emotional responses because they can cause us to change our behavior in ways that protect us from danger.  The teen years are full of situations that create fear and cause anxiety and learning to navigate through… Continue reading Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias, Oh My!

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

When most people think of eating disorders, it is very likely that the image that pops into their mind features a young, emaciated girl.  But this is only part of the real story of eating disorders and something that the National Eating Disorders Association is working to change with its annual awareness campaign. National Eating… Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Are Our Teenage Boys Suffering from a Silent Epidemic?

Many of those with eating disorders suffer in silence, afraid, ashamed, and unable to ask for help.   The National Association for Anorexia and Associated Disorders (ANAD) estimates that only 1 out of every 10 people with an eating disorder ever receive treatment which is more than tragic when you consider the dangers these disorders create.  And… Continue reading Are Our Teenage Boys Suffering from a Silent Epidemic?

Eating Disorders and Depression

Although it isn’t clear exactly how eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa or bulimia, and depression are related, they often seem to go hand in hand.  While there is some scientific evidence that depression may increase the risk of developing an eating disorder, there is also evidence that the reverse can be true, that have an eating disorder… Continue reading Eating Disorders and Depression

6 Things Parents Need to Know to Prevent Distracted Driving

If there is one thing that parents today have to think more than their parents ever did, it has to be distracted driving.  Unfortunately, many parents don’t realize the problem or the danger because it wasn’t something they had to deal with when they were teens.  But the numbers don’t lie.  Current estimates put the… Continue reading 6 Things Parents Need to Know to Prevent Distracted Driving

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