9 ways to help your child suffering from teen depression

Teenagers are known to have a roller coaster of emotions and changes in attitude. The teen years have been associated by clinical experts  as being the hardest time period to be a parent. Depression is a mood disorder causing persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest. Parents who make light of signs that their teens [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:53:46+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

Does societal fear increase teen substance abuse?

Data from the most recent National Survey of Adolescents and other studies indicate that one in four children and adolescents in the United States experiences at least one potentially traumatic event before the age of 16, and more than 1% of 17-year-olds—one in eight—have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:08:20+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Teen Mental Behavior|0 Comments

Depressed parents increase risk of teen substance abuse

Image courtesy of the Morgue Files There is a great deal of research documenting that the children and teens of depressed parents are at high risk for depression and teen substance abuse along with other anti-social activities. Researchers expect that teens of mothers who were currently depressed would be most likely to engage [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:08:50+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Parenting|0 Comments

Teen Suicide Warning Signs to live by

Understanding that teen suicide warning signs are serious calls for help is important. Many teenagers share their thoughts and feelings in a desperate attempt to be acknowledged. In many cases, they don't know how to deal with their feelings and problems and are looking for someone to help them find assistance. Acknowledging these warning signs [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:08:59+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Teen Mental Behavior|0 Comments