Adjusting to college life is difficult under the best of circumstances, but for young adults prone to mental or emotional disorders, navigating college can be overwhelming. If your child has struggled with mental health issues in the past, it’s important to select a school that offers accessible, affordable mental health support and to have a […]
Statistics and opinions vary in the ongoing national debate about marijuana, but in one area, there is widespread agreement: kids and cannabis are a bad combination.
Kat is an entrepreneur; she opened a bakery on her own and is working hard to get the business off the ground. She spends nights baking pastries and breads for the next morning, and though she does this from her home kitchen, she’s often preoccupied. She and her children are together, but somehow not together.
Outdoor therapy, also known as wilderness or adventure therapy, is a form of psychotherapy that’s used to treat individuals who suffer from mental or emotional issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and drug addiction. In some cases, the term also refers to a form of physical therapy that uses the outdoors to promote […]
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among teenagers in the U.S., ranking only behind accidental death and homicide. While any teenager can develop suicidal tendencies, certain individuals have higher risks than others. Current evidence indicates that regular participation in exercise or organized sports can significantly reduce an adolescent’s chances of thinking about […]
Impulsivity is the term mental health professionals use to describe a personality trait that centers on a habit of acting without giving due consideration to the consequences of one’s choices. Current research links unusually high levels of this trait to increased risks for a number of serious problems, including suicidal behavior and morbid obesity. In […]
Experts do not have a definitive answer regarding precisely what causes eating disorders in children. They do, however, agree that there are things parents can do to catch the problem early. Informed parents know how to spot the signs of distress and can act early to intervene before an eating disorder has time to take […]
Identifying which teens might be at the highest risk for developing a substance use disorder is dependent on a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, if such a strategy could be implemented, high risk teens could be targeted for specialized education and early intervention programs.
Cyberbullying is a term used to describe bullying behaviors that take place through various types of modern communications technologies rather than in person. While these behaviors largely mimic face-to-face bullying behaviors, they can potentially have a much broader reach and involve harsher bullying tactics. According to the results of a study published in 2010 in […]
In a country still getting over the shock of terror blasts in Boston, people might be surprised to learn that our national stress level has actually been going down in recent years. Stress levels are lower for most of us with a single exception – young people ages 18 to 33 years. This age demographic […]