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How to Manage Mental Health Problems in High School Athletes

High School Athletes

Many teens who are involved with sports in high school are considered to be in great shape when it comes to their mental health. After all, they might be able to balance schoolwork with sports with no problem. They are often popular and give the appearance of being confident. High school athletes might be active […]

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10 Warning Signs of Teenage Mental Illness

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The teen years can be a roller coaster for both teenagers and their parents. As the parent of an adolescent, you might wonder which behaviors are par for the course and which could indicate a teenage mental illness. Read on to learn about which behaviors and feelings might be warning signs of teenage mental illness. […]

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How Boys and Girls Experience Teenage Depression Symptoms Differently

Teenage Depression Symptoms

You might be surprised to learn that teenage depression symptoms can affect boys and girls differently. While both teen boys and teen girls can suffer from depression, the symptoms and the potential outcomes differ according to sex. Of course, every teen is different and your son might experience depression that is more similar to the way […]

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Practicing Gratitude Grants You These Benefits

Practicing Gratitude

Life’s stresses sometimes make it hard to focus on all of the things that are going right. Over time, self-pity and blaming others leads to mental health conditions, such as depression and addiction, that make life harder to enjoy. It is easy to forget that practicing gratitude is one of the fastest ways to replace […]

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Did you Know that Owning a Pet Can Improve Mental Health

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Pets add a loving and caring dimension to people’s everyday lives. They provide companionship and friendship to their owners. They also display never ending loyalty to their humans. Scientific studies have proven that pets are important in helping people maintain good mental health. Learn how owning a pet can improve mental health and help you adapt […]

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Finding Help for Troubled Teens

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If a child has reached the teenage years, it is likely they are experiencing some changes in their physicality, hormones and emotions. You may wonder if these changes represent typical teen behavior or are characteristics of  troubled teens. Knowing the difference between typical and troubled will help determine if finding help is needed. Typical Teen […]

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The 10 Most Common Teen Depression Symptoms

Teen Depression Symptoms

Just like anyone else, teens encounter stressors in life that can trigger depressive symptoms. Most teens have active lifestyles that include academics, socializing, extracurricular activities, homework, part-time jobs and more. This can cause teen depression symptoms. It is likely teens will feel the ups and downs of their emotions. Some days will be great, other […]

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How Long Does It Take to Detox from Alcohol?

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Alcohol is consumed by underaged drinkers typically falling between the ages of 12 and 21. The Center for Disease Control reports people in this age group consume 11 percent of all the alcohol consumed in the United States. They further report underage drinkers consume alcohol while binge drinking. But binge drinking can easily turn into […]

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