Category: Mental Health

Troubled teenage girl leans on a graffiti-painted wall.
Programs For Troubled Teens

The teenage years are a pivotal time. Their bodies are changing, their moods are shifting, and they’re learning to feel comfortable in their own skin. Rebellious teen behavior is common as teens begin to establish more independence. However, it’s important to understand the difference between what is considered normal teen behavior and signs of a […]

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Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders and Teen Substance Abuse Disorders
Teen Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

Substance abuse and addiction in teens is a symptom of unaddressed, underlying issues, including past traumas and mental health disorders. Statistic show that people with mental health disorders are more likely to develop a substance abuse disorder at some point in their lives. Combined with the fact that most people who develop an addiction begin […]

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Assertive Communication Skills for Parents
Practicing Assertive Communication

As we talk about being assertive, I have come across many people that have told me “every time I try to be assertive I get labeled all kinds of negative things.” Assertive communication is the ability to express positive and negative ideas and feelings in an open, honest and direct way. It recognizes our rights […]

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