Easing Anxiety for Teens

Mar 12, 2022

Anxiety can sound like a general term, as everyone experiences anxiousness to some degree. Anxiety is a natural feeling that mainly revolves around a fear of what could happen in the future. Though anxiety is natural and everyone experiences it, some people have a clinical anxiety disorder that causes them to have chronic and unfounded…

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Meditation and Its Many Benefits

Mar 8, 2022

Meditation is relatively new in the practice of modern medicine but very old in origin. Meditation can be traced back to India thousands of years ago. It was introduced to Western countries like the United States fairly recently, and its many health benefits have secured its place as a huge part of modern medicine.  What…

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The Benefits of Exercise for Mental Health

Mar 5, 2022

Many people shy away from regular exercise because they don’t like to sweat, don’t want to invest time or money, or want to avoid the soreness and tiredness you feel when you work out. However, exercise is crucial for more than just physical fitness, though it plays a big part in that as well. Exercise…

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Social Anxiety in Teens

Feb 26, 2022

Though parties, social gatherings, and large events look fun to most people, some can’t handle the anxiety they feel in crowds. Others feel anxious in smaller settings too, and prefer to only speak to people they know in controlled settings. When anxiety around social events gets so intense that it’s debilitating, social anxiety may be…

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How to Deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Feb 23, 2022

As sunlight decreases into fall and winter months and temperatures drop, many people experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a relatively overlooked condition that affects people mostly in the winter months of the year. SAD is a form of depression that will normally last for 4-5 months of the year, usually in the fall…

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How to Handle Shame, Guilt, and Humiliation

Feb 20, 2022

Shame is described as a painful feeling of humiliation and distress caused by the knowledge of wrongful or foolish behavior. For teens, shame can be powerful in its ability to linger and impede their decision-making right after. Some react by hiding away, whereas others double down on their mistakes. There is no one way to…

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Sociopathy and Psychopathy in Teens

Feb 17, 2022

Although many teen behaviors are often written off as kids being kids or life lessons, some beg the question, is there something bigger going on here?  Sociopathy, psychopathy, and antisocial personality disorder are intense diagnoses that can be mistaken for each other and can spark fear in parents. When children start to display symptoms of…

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Toxic Positivity and Its Negative Effect on Mental Health

Feb 14, 2022

Positivity is regularly cited as a great character trait because, more often, it is a good trait. Positivity can be helpful, healing, and instill hope. However, there are times when positivity goes too far and can become detrimental to certain situations by not allowing negative feelings to be expressed. When this occurs it is referred…

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What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Feb 11, 2022

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a mental health issue seen as a person being deliberately self-obsessed to the point of hurting others. For some, this may be true, but with some help from mental health professionals, those with NPD can achieve healthy self-esteem and make stronger social connections. What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Narcissistic personality…

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