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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs: What Parents Should Know 

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that teen drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 have a fatal crash rate that is three times higher than older drivers. While this is largely due […]

The Effects of Depression on Teenagers and Young Adults

Adolescence is a formative period of development, in which our bodies and brains undergo a series of unique and dynamic changes – physically, emotionally, and socially. During this time, teenagers are inherently vulnerable to mental health problems like depression and anxiety. This is especially true today, as we come out on the other side of […]

Screen Time is Affecting Teen Mental Health: Here’s Why 

On average in the United States, teenagers spend about nine hours per day watching (or using) screens. From gaming consoles to tablets, smartphone scrolling to TV binges, screens have become a prominent part of adolescents’ every day lives. And while screens provide great entertainment, and are often educational, research is now proving that there is […]

What is a Recovery High School? 

Recovery high schools are designed for teenagers who are recovering from a substance use disorder or co-occurring disorders. Keep reading to learn more about this care option for your teen.  Adolescence is a time of exploration, peer-bonding, and self-discovery. Unfortunately, it is also the time in which many teenagers will try drugs and alcohol. According […]

What are the Effects of Anxiety on Teenagers and Young Adults? 

Anxiety is the body’s normal response to stress, but being in a constant state of worry is a cause for concern. Chronic anxiety, also known as anxiety disorder, is characterized by excessive, intense fear or panic, and disrupts a person’s ability to function normally. These feelings can go on for weeks, months, or even longer, […]

The Ongoing Mental Health Crisis in Schools 

School is meant to be a safe place, with an estimated 95 percent of children in the United States spending most of their days in school. School is a place for children to develop their skills, foster new relationships, and learn how to build a productive, successful future. However, new data shows that an alarming […]

Mental Health Issues Are Increasing Among Teen Girls and LGBT+ Youth 

New data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention was released earlier this year, and the statistics are devastating. Their newest study – Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report: 2011-2021 – found that mental health conditions in high school students are worse than ever before. Among student demographics, teenage girls and […]

Selena Gomez on Mental Health

Selena Gomez is known (and loved) for her many talents. She is widely recognized for her acting and singing careers. More recently, however, she also became an executive producer of the hit series Only Murders in the Building (2021), and an entrepreneur with the launch of her company, Rare Beauty, in 2020. In addition to […]