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9 Signs Your Teen Is Being Bullied

By | June 15th, 2017|Blog|

If you’ve spent some time on our blog over the last month or two, then you know that bullying can be a major risk factor for depression and suicide. Unfortunately, bullying often goes unnoticed by parents and school officials because the signs of bullying are not always easy to identify. Here are some of the most common signs that a teen is being bullied. […]

What Contributes to Suicide Risk in Teen Girls?

By | June 1st, 2017|Blog|

Raising a healthy and well rounded teen girl in today’s society is no easy task, especially when you consider just how many things out there can slowly chip away at your daughter’s psychological health. Here is a brief overview at some of the biggest factors that contribute to suicide risk in teen girls. […]

5 Reasons to Smile Today

By | May 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Those days happen to everyone. Those days you just need a pick-me-up. But, ironically enough, when those days happen, you can’t remember how. Nothing exists except the dark pit you’ve fallen into. It’s hard to remember why you ever used to be happy. I call it depressive amnesia. And this article is designed specifically to address those days. Or, if you’re not in a pit, it is meant to just make your happy day happier. There’s no end to the positivity that should be spread around the world. So, without further ado, the list! […]

Talking to Your Teen about Suicide: 13 Reasons Why

By | May 19th, 2017|Blog|

Recently, there have been a lot of discussions surrounding the release of “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix. The show is about a young girl, Hannah, who commits suicide. Hannah leaves behind recordings of her talking about her decision to commit suicide. The show is very vivid in its depiction of events. The positive impact of this show has been a nationwide conversation regarding suicide awareness, prevention, mental illness, and removing the stigma. […]

The Whats and Whys of EMDR Therapy

By | May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

At Trinity Teen Solutions, one of the treatment therapies utilized is EMDR. I was curious myself as to what EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, actually entails. So I did some research to make this subject more approachable and to make clear why EMDR may be an effective solution for clients. So, we can take a deep breath together and take the fear out of what may sound foreign and overly sterilized. EMDR is a highly effective form of psychotherapy dealing with trauma. At Trinity Teen Solutions, the emphasis is on healing from the trauma of rape, molestation, neglect, abandonment and other traumatic events. It utilizes psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies. This very thorough treatment is ideal for reprogramming thought patterns and taking the irrational fears out of normal situations. It is cleansing, healing, and empowering for the client. In other words, EMDR provides someone formerly traumatized with a full and complete recovery and an integration back into a healthy lifestyle. […]

How Faith in God Helps in Overcoming Addiction

By | May 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Why believe in God when caught in the grips of an addiction? Isn’t that an individual choice? It is, but proponents for faith-based recovery are not merely pushing their beliefs because they want others to be like-minded, though religious persons may feel strongly that their faith has improved their own lives; it is because there is an actual power that aids in recovery from substance abuse when belief in God is a part of the process. The World Health Organization and other studies have found empirical data that supports the claim that religiosity and spirituality are advantageous in overcoming addiction. It has been shown to bring resilience, strength, and an overall improved quality of life. In its absence, recovery may not be as meaningful, lasting, or swift. […]

How to be Patient with Your Teen’s Inconsistent Behavior

By | April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Parenting is all about patience. From waiting nine months for them to be born, to patiently staying up with them through the night when they’re a baby, helping them through the tumultuous potty training months, and as they struggle with homework. From the day you decide to become a parent, you’ve decided to take on [...]

Setting Boundaries with your Teenagers Part 2

By | April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Setting Boundaries   One of the hardest things in parenting is setting boundaries. Having boundaries is so important, because your child won’t know how to act unless there are regulations and expectations in place. The first thing you need to do is to set boundaries that are appropriate to your child's’ situation. Unfortunately, there is [...]

Setting Boundaries with your Teenagers Part 1

By | April 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Our individual parenting style generally comes as a result of the way that we were parented growing up. Whether it’s conscious or not, we decide whether or not we liked the way we were parented as a teenager, and act accordingly to modify our parenting styles. When you find that your child is acting out, [...]

Tips for Nurturing Your Daughter’s Faith

By | March 20th, 2017|Blog|

It can be heartbreaking when a teen daughter doesn’t seem to cherish faith the way you raised her to. For someone we care about so much to reject something so special to us can be jarring. Faith can be a complicated subject. God reaches out to all of us in different ways and at different times. However, there are also patterns that we’ve seen that support a teen’s quest for faith and understanding. Here are some ways that, as a parent, you can help your teenager rediscover her path to God. […]