therapeutic boarding schools

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…
boot camp for troubled teens

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,…
student stress

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…
borderline personality disorder in teens

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…
How to Know If My Teen Needs Therapy

How to Know if My Teen Needs Therapy

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Maybe he is just acting out and whatever is bothering him will soon pass. Maybe she is so depressed because her boyfriend broke up with her last week. Parents often ponder, “How to know if my teen needs therapy” because they are worried…
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…
teen mental health crisis

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,…
relational trauma

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…
adderall side effects in teens

Adderall Side Effects in Teens

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What Does Adderall Do To A Teenager? Learn about the Adderall side effects in teens, and how to recognize addiction to prescription stimulants. If you’re the parent of a teen you are likely aware of the common abuse of the prescription…
teen addiction and drug abuse

Teen Addiction and Drug Abuse

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Teenage Drug Abuse And Addiction Teen addiction and drug abuse is a serious issue that can lead to long-term problems. Learn about the signs of teen drug abuse and getting treatment for teen addiction. The teen years are notorious for drug…