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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Social Coping and Life Satisfaction Linked in Teens

To cope means the ability to deal effectively with something difficult. Certainly, during adolescence social interaction is hard. To interact with someone requires a stable sense of self. It requires knowing who you are. It even requires liking who you are. However, this is the precise dilemma of being a

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Early Treatment for Mental Illness

Jason Novick, who was diagnosed with mental illness at five years old, writes about the importance of early treatment in an article on The Star. He makes bold statements such as “Almost all young people with cancer get treatment, while only 20 per cent with mental illness get the help

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Change the View: A Contest to De-Stigmatize Teen Mental Illness

Across the web, throughout the media, stories are popping up of men and women working to remove the stigma of mental illness. Although the field of psychology and the responses of the general public have come along way, mental illness continues to carry a strong stigma. Mention to a friend

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Charlie Day Commencement Speech: Bet On Yourself

The “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” writer and actor Charlie Day spoke at Merrimack College Commencement Ceremony this week. His speech was effortless, funny and filled with truths/wisdom that young people need to hear more often. He ended the speech with this piece of advice: “Don’t wait for your break,

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Importance of Adolescent Mental Health Services

Take a look at an interesting article on mental health services for kids.  The benefits of getting help early on are innumerable. One important example is lowering the risk for future incidents.  Since one in five kids is in need of help, training on spotting the signs of mental illness and breaking

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The Relationship Between Teen Anxiety and Teen Depression

Sometimes when we think about mental illness, we take them for what they are. We might know their symptoms and what it looks like in others. For instance, we know depression is an experience of little energy, low self-worth, and sadness. We are familiar with mental illness but at times

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Mental Health Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Check out this informative infographic by USC School of Social Work. Mental Health is an important issue that needs to addressing. Let’s try to reduce the stigma and learn the truth about mental illness.  

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Teen Anxiety Rehab: Rehabilitating Your Heart and Mind

  It’s easy to let anxiety get the better of you. It’s especially easy when you have a lot of demands and there’s so much to think about! You’ve got your history exam and your geometry assignment and your college applications to complete, oh, and you’re going to the prom

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Anxious Teens Experience Life Differently

  It’s true that most people will experience some form of stress. Many individuals today are stressed, overworked, worried, or tense. They’ve got work, children, family, friends, finances, meals, and more to tend to each day. It’s hard to relax a mind that is going on and on all week;

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The Difference Between Mania and Hypomania in Bipolar Teens

Bipolar Disorder is characterized by the swing of moods between mania and depression. Euphoria, elation, racing thoughts, irritability, and substance use are common symptoms of mania. Some individuals will also engage in forms of self-harm, such as cutting or risky behavior as a way to take away their emotional pain

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