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Don’t let depression stop you from finding your passion
March 20, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Depression is a mental health condition that has affected about 16% of young adults and teenagers in the last year alone. This condition can make it increasingly difficult to find and maintain passions, especially for teenagers who are already struggling […]

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How long does anxiety last (and what can I do to feel better faster)?
March 19, 2023

Reading Time: 4 minutes Anxiety affects about 19% of the adult population in the United States, which makes it a fairly common disorder.  If you or someone you know deals with an anxiety disorder, it may benefit you to know how long anxiety can […]

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“You don’t look depressed”: Debunking 3 common myths about depression
March 18, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Depression is a mental health condition. It’s classified as a mood disorder and is characterized by intense emotional lows. Most cases of depression are chronic (major depressive disorder), meaning that they won’t disappear forever. It’s unrealistic to expect a person […]

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Does OCD mean that you’re crazy? (Hint: No!)
March 17, 2023

Reading Time: 4 minutes Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by unwanted and intrusive thoughts that cause anxiety and discomfort. These thoughts, also called obsessions, can cause enough distress to a person with OCD that they feel the need to perform […]

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Understanding the cycle of depression (and how to break it)
March 16, 2023

Reading Time: 4 minutes Depression is a mental health condition that can seriously impact the state of your life. It’s usually a chronic condition. This means that a person is likely to experience symptoms more than once throughout their lifetime.  The symptoms of depression […]

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6 signs your teenager needs therapy
March 15, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mental health issues aren’t a new concept, and the therapy that treats them isn’t either. The origins of psychotherapy trace back thousands of years, but the psychotherapy practices that we are familiar with began around the mid-19th century.  It seems […]

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How to help your child cope with PTSD after a sibling’s death
March 13, 2023

Reading Time: 4 minutes Having one of your children pass away can cause an imaginable pain that refuses to fade. While the death of a person is a loss to all of those closest to them, their immediate family feels it the most. And […]

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How to help teens who cut (or self-harm in other ways)
March 12, 2023

Reading Time: 4 minutes We all get cuts and bruises, right? When you see one on your teenager, you ask, “What happened?” and they’ll probably reply with something like, “My friend’s cat scratched me,” or “I hit my hand on a desk at school.” […]

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When to take your teen’s suicide threats seriously
March 11, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Suicide is a serious matter, but we often hear teens make “jokes” like “If I have to look at one more math equation, I’m going to kill myself,” or “I’d rather die than have to wake up early tomorrow.”  While […]

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