How to Effectively Communicate With Your Depressed Teen

By | October 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Despite all of the love and care you give to your child, there are some things that are just out of your control when it comes to their wellbeing. One of these things, is depression. During their teen years especially, your child could begin to experience feelings of depression. One in five teenagers, from all walks of life, experience major depression. It can be hard to relate to your depressed daughter, and communicating with her may feel like an impossible task. It’s so important that you push through this and let her know that you’re there for her. She may not seem like it, but your support is one of the most helpful things you can give her. […]

How to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Teen

By | September 1st, 2017|Blog|

The teenage years are a tumultuous time for both children and parents. It can seem like your kids are drifting away from you. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be like that. Life is about change, and a child’s development through the teen years is part of that change. Here is some advice on staying connected with your teen as they develop: […]

Smartphones and Depression

By | August 30th, 2017|Blog|

The smartphone has substantially altered the way we live our lives. We can order pizza with a click, settle an argument with a quick search, and completely consolidate our schedule all with the same device and within minutes of each other. The consistent progress in the tech world is a testament to human ingenuity and our ability to improve. However, as with all things, smartphones are not without risk. Since the rise of the smartphone, there has been a sharp increase in depression in all demographics but especially with teenagers. […]

Talk with Your Daughter about Dating Abuse

By | August 20th, 2017|Blog|

Most parents dread the day when their daughter begins to date. Usually, it comes much sooner than anticipated. However, romantic relationships are part of a healthy life, so it’s going to happen at some point. And that’s why it’s important for parents to have honest conversations with their daughters about dating abuse. […]

3 Techniques for Countering Anxiety

By | August 10th, 2017|Blog|

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, over 3 million Americans suffer from clinical anxiety. This number is even higher among our teenagers, and about 1 in 5 teenage girls suffer from an anxiety disorder at some point. Anxiety is a mental disorder that can range from minor to severe, characterized by uncontrolled worry and preoccupation, often accompanied by panic attacks and compulsive behavior. Severe anxiety can contribute to many other frustrating behaviors. Severe anxiety may take extensive work to overcome, but there are many small things that individuals can do to get a handle on it from day to day. Here are some techniques that have proven to be useful for many patients: […]

The Dangers of Digital Harrassment

By | August 1st, 2017|Blog|

When you think of bullying, what do you picture? Most television shows feed us the classic scenario of one kid threatening another for his lunch money. However, bullying takes many forms, and for our teenage daughters in a digital age, the situation usually plays out very differently. As parents, it can be hard for us to recognize digital dangers that our children face every day. […]

How a Proper Diet Affects Anxiety

By | July 20th, 2017|Blog|

When it comes to mental illness, one of the most popular examples in the United States and around the world is anxiety disorders, which roughly one out of five people in the population experience struggle with in their day to day lives. This is especially alarming when you look at the increased chances of struggling with other disorders when anxiety is in the mix, such as depression or bipolar disorder. For this reason, it is important for those who suffer from anxiety to develop coping mechanisms to stave the effects of anxiety. Of those coping mechanisms, dieting is something that can’t be ignored. Here are some of the ways that a proper diet affects anxiety… […]

Cities Increase Risk of Anxiety Disorder

By | July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Cities are important facets of today’s society. The population density of cities and the cumulative effect that they have on culture, research, and economics has allowed civilization to thrive and progress. However, city living definitely isn’t for everyone. As a matter of fact, a number of reports have shown that living in cities increases the risks that an individual develops mental disorders, such as an anxiety disorder. Here are some of the ways that cities increase this risk, and pose potential problems for high-risk individuals… […]

How to Get Your Child to Talk to You

By | July 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

When your kids are super young, you are their prime source of socialization, as well as their interactive encyclopedia for every question that they have about the world. If your toddler’s endless stream of questions ever even remotely bugged you, then you’ll probably regret that annoyance when they get older and you realize that you have become the last person that they want to talk to. Don’t worry, this is a natural thing. As kids get older, talking less to their parents is part of how they express independence. However, there are still some tips you can use to get your child to talk more to you… […]

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. […]