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. […]

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. […]