Category : Adolescents

Youth in Crisis: Mental Health in America


We have had an unprecedented year. As the “pandemic persists, we are seeing the highest level of anxiety and depression...

Dr. Louise Stanger, , LCSW,...
09 May, 2021

Reversing the Ratio: A Formula for Teenager...


Intense kids elicit negative attention.  Full stop.  It’s no one’s fault, it is just the reality. “Stop that!”,...

Russell Rice, MFT
08 Jul, 2020

The Unique Needs of Emerging Adults in Our...


Our youngest generations are facing unprecedented difficulties and uncertainties in their future. They have the highest...

Becky Flood
28 Sep, 2018

Back to School for Socially Phobic Extroverts


Many kids with severe social phobias are never identified because they masquerade as extroverts. They "have to" be...

Dr. Steven Brodsky
28 Sep, 2018

Lighter Steps: Addiction Treatment on the Trail


Drug and alcohol abuse, along with accompanying variations of promiscuity, anxiety, video game addiction and poor eating and...

Josh White
04 Nov, 2013

Alcohol Use and the Adolescent Brain


Scientific research is revealing that the human brain continues to develop into the early 20s. The immature brain of the...

Jack Hinman
04 Nov, 2013

The Sexualization of Girls


The sexualization of girls is a widely pervasive and ever-increasing problem that comes with a strong cost to girls....

Jack Hinman
04 Nov, 2013

Teens and the Internet: How Concerned Should You...


First, the good news: The Internet is an effective and helpful tool for practical applications, such as research, work and...

Jack Hinman
04 Nov, 2013

Changing the Family Legacy


A long-held tenet in the treatment and recovery worlds is that alcoholism and other drug addictions are a family disease....

Jerry Moe
04 Nov, 2013

Adolescent Bipolar Disorder


Bipolar disorder is a serious but treatable disorder characterized by extreme, alternating moods that range from depression...

Jack Hinman
04 Nov, 2013

Cutting and Self-Harm


Cutting, or self-harming, is intentional self-injurious behavior resulting in tissue damage, illness, and/or risk of death....

Jack Hinman
04 Nov, 2013

Adoption and Residential Treatment


Having a child leave home and reside in a residential treatment center or therapeutic boarding school can be a frightening...

Jack Hinman
04 Nov, 2013

College drinking: Practical solutions to a...


Alcohol consumption among college students is a growing problem on campuses across the Recent reports from The National...

Alex Dayton
04 Nov, 2013

Taking the ‘High’ Out of Higher Education


Myths have existed in our society since the dawn of time. The world is flat. Using leeches helps cure diseases. Sanitariums...

Randy Haveson
04 Nov, 2013

Generation RX: The Dangers of Teens and...


Viewers cannot turn on the television today without a story depicting pop icon Michael Jackson and his un-timely death.  It...

Sherry Gaba, LCSW Licensed...
04 Nov, 2013

Crystal Meth…… The Bulimia of Today’s Teens


Soccer, baseball, swimming, track, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, ice skating, community service, school, grades, college,...

Dawn Smith-Theodore
04 Nov, 2013

Prevalence and Reasons for Self-Harm Among...


I spent an hour today with a young woman who had not harmed herself for eight weeks.  She had not harmed herself, that is,...

Dustin Tibbitts
04 Nov, 2013

It Happens to Boys, Too: It’s Our Prerogative...


One in four boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. But we don’t often see these incidents reported within our...

Carol Teitelbaum
23 Oct, 2013

It Happens to Boys, Too: It’s Our Prerogative...


One in four boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. But we don’t often see these incidents reported within our...

Carol Teitelbaum
02 Oct, 2013

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