how does social media affect teens

How Does Social Media Affect Teens

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Teens attached to their smartphones and social media is a ubiquitous sight in the era of modern technology. As much as parents would love to prevent their teens from spending so much time on their social media feeds, it is an uphill battle.…
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Therapeutic Boarding Schools Not the Best Option for a Troubled Teen

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When behavior problems or mental health issues interfere with a teen’s academic progress, he or she may benefit from a residential program that will help them get back on track. Here we compare two treatment options: residential treatment…
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Have a Troubled Teen? Think Twice Before Considering a Boot Camp

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Before signing your teen up, learn about the drawbacks of teen boot camps. Most of us can recall the news stories about abusive, militant boot camps for teens a decade or two back. The kids were routinely punished while living in awful conditions,…
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What Causes Student Stress?

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With intense pressure to get into a good college, it is no surprise that student stress is on the rise. Starting with the millennial generation and now Gen Z, college-bound students are feeling more and more pressure. Not only are students…
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What to Do When Your Teen Says, “I Don’t Fit In”

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Your teenage son or daughter may struggle socially, and complains, “I don’t fit it.” If your teen is have problems making or keeping friends, there is help available. The teen years are a time when social and relationship skills are…
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Common Mental Health Problems in Teens and Ways to Help Them

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What Mental Health Issues Affect Teenagers? Anxiety and depression continue to be the most common mental health problems in teens. Learn about the symptoms of these mental health disorders and how to get help for your teen. Teens are surely…
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Borderline Personality Disorder in Teens

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Can a Teenager Have Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline personality disorder (BPD) in teens is a complex mental health challenge that requires a multi-pronged treatment approach. Teens who struggle with BPD find themselves dealing…
What Are The Signs of ADD in a Teenager

What are the Signs of ADD in a Teenager?

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What is ADD Like For Teens? If your teen appears to lack focus, seems easily distracted, and struggles with school they may have a disorder called ADHD. Keep reading to learn what the signs of ADD in a teenager look like. Teens with attention…
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Youth Mental Health Crisis Further Exposed by COVID-19 Pandemic

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Over the last two years we have witnessed a teen mental health crisis. Learn about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teens. There is no doubt that the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on our youth. Just last month the Surgeon General,…
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How Relational Trauma Effects Teen Mental Health

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The Impact of Relational & Childhood Trauma Relational trauma is a type of trauma that relates to emotional damage done within a trusted relationship. Learn how relational trauma impacts a teenager’s mental health. The term “relational…