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How Crafting Affects The Brain, According To Experts

Romper features Kristin Wilson, M.A., L.P.C., vice president of clinical outreach for Newport Academy, and she explains that Newport Academy practices art therapy across their patient groups. Additionally, she shares her expertise explaining the benefits of different types of crafting, which including reducing anxiety and promotion social interaction when done in groups.
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What Instagram Hiding Likes Could Mean For Your Mental Health

Refinery 29 features Dr. Jennifer Dragonette, Executive Director at Newport Academy, and discusses Instagram’s recent announcement that it will begin hiding users’ likes on Instagram posts. Dr. Dragonette explains that receiving a like produces the same physiological high as eating chocolate or winning money. Additionally, she shares that social media can negatively impact user’s mental health and she also predicts what researchers could potentially learn from this new initiative by Instagram.
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Why Do Kids Bully? Here’s What We Know

CBS features Ted Guastello, Vice President of Operations at Newport Academy, outlining why a teen might bully, and he explains signs to look out for if a child is a bullying victim. He highlights the importance of connection with children and teens, and stresses that parents need to have a pulse on what’s going on in their household and with their child. Ted also mentions how Newport Academy addresses issues like this with teens, explaining that experts look to treat underlying causes.
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How to Create a Realistic Self-Care Checklist

Well + Good features Jamison Monroe, Founder and CEO of Newport Academy, offering insight on ways to establish a realistic self-care routine, and how to identify which areas of your life need more attention. Jamison explains why self-care is the opposite of selfish, and why a self-care checklist is “the wellness version of putting on your oxygen mask first.”
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How Stimulants Can Harm Your Health

Teen Vogue features Newport Academy’s Heather Senior Monroe, LCSW, on the dangers of stimulants. Taking pills might seem most prominent in party culture, but it isn’t happening just at raves or concerts; it’s taking place in classrooms and libraries, too. According to a 2015 review by researchers at the University of South Carolina, one in six college students misuse prescription stimulants, such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse.
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Industry Leader Saving Lives

Fox News features Newport Academy as an industry leader, and highlights the Newport Academy Adventure Therapy program. As a child, Sierra was depressed and anxious. She began self-harming in eighth grade, before turning to binge drinking, abusing Xanax in high school, and eventually becoming suicidal. Then she came to Newport Academy.
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How to Find the Best Treatment

Jamison Monroe Jr. shares wisdom on how to find the best mental health treatment. The first thing that parents seeking treatment for their children need to know: You are not alone. Our country is experiencing an adolescent mental health crisis. The time for truly comprehensive care for teenagers has never been more critical to society than it is now.
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Growing Food Is Part of the Program

Newport Academy experts offer a look at our Horticulture and Culinary Therapy programs. The therapeutic benefits of horticulture aren’t just about eating healthier food. Therapy at Newport Academy includes learning to think about the future in positive terms, and nurturing growth in our gardens supports that new worldview.
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7 Signs Your Body Needs to Chill

Jamison Monroe Jr. shares tips on how to unwind. If you think you can burn the candle at both ends and outsmart your body, you're wrong. The body and mind can only handle so much before they start to show signs of wear and tear.
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Easy access and a complex underlying cause—that's why there needs to be education around the home medicine cabinet.

It's vital to understand that teens may look to relieve symptoms that are a result of mental health challenges by abusing substances that are readily available in the home.

It's even more important to make sure adolescents and young adults get help when they're struggling.

Learn the power of prevention and protect the ones you love by clicking our link in bio.
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Serious question: do you know what products, commonly stored in this room, may pose a danger for teens struggling with their mental health?

Parents and peers, stay tuned for this important piece of protection and prevention education in tomorrow's post.
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Mental health and behavioral health professionals—the premier education event is coming to a city near you this spring!

Save the dates for the Newport Healthcare Day Conference in Washington, DC on March 10, 2020.

Link in bio for details!
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Stop scrolling. Take a deep breath. You are OK.

Often, "time-traveling" into the past or future causes distress. That's when Newport Academy Residential Supervisor Claudia J. takes a pause to demonstrate gratitude in the present moment.

And we want to extend our appreciation to her for her service! Claudia was recently honored as a "Rockstar" on our team for the way she "not only shows compassion for the clients and works hard to make their stay a success, but she takes time out of her day to make her coworkers and staff feel loved and known. Claudia puts everyone’s needs above her own and never asks for anything in return, and her work ethic and positive attitude sets the tone for her residence."

So take a breath here with us—and know that if you are struggling, you are not alone. We are here for you: 877.599.5339.
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Use food to fight the winter blues!

Along with physical exercise, light therapy, and time outdoors, one of the most impactful ways to beat the winter blues is by activating the power of food as medicine for mental health.

Learn how in our #FridayReads—link in bio!
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Have you heard about PACE food labeling?

New research has investigated labeling foods with physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) labels that would specify, for instance, how long you’d have to walk to burn the number of calories in a slice of cake.

While recent scientific review suggests that these PACE labels might lead people to consume fewer calories, Newport Academy's Kristin Wilson, M.A., L.P.C. says it may come at a major cost.

She spoke to @SHAPE Magazine about the implications of this type of food labeling—link in bio to read more!
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Perspective is everything.

Especially when you're experiencing life challenges.

This a great time of year to remember that sometimes all it takes is a shift in perception to experience a miracle.

Whether that shift is around something like a new year's resolution, a wellness goal, or a mental health concern—it's important to maintain perspective around what's happening for you and what you're experiencing.

When you can't see something differently by yourself, one of the best ways to do it is to reach out for help.

If you or someone you love is considering treatment, click the link in our bio to learn more about our levels of care and our integrated approach.
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You can do this. You are strong enough.

And we are here to help: (877) 599-5339.



(Photo of Newport Academy Adventure Therapist, Nick H.) #MondayMotivation
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Where there's a will, there's waypower!

When it comes to resolutions and goals, waypower is the planning ability that helps us move forward step by step to achieve our aspirations, such as the development of new healthy habits.

Get the breakdown on this and more strategies for effective behavior change in our #FridayReads—link in bio.
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#ThrowbackThursday to January 2019.

Together, we can face anything.



(Photo from our friends at @adventurerecovery)
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We're here for you every step of the way.

Newport Academy wishes you a safe and Happy New Year!
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Tunes shape our point of view!

From influencing our mood to helping create our identities, music is a defining ingredient in the formation of self.

Learn why everyone is so into how @Spotify is celebrating their customized soundtrack of the decade and how music might influence teen mental health—all in today's #FridayReads. Link in bio.
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Easy access and a complex underlying cause—that's why there needs to be education around the home medicine cabinet.

It's vital to understand that teens may look to relieve symptoms that are a result of mental health challenges by abusing substances that are readily available in the home.

It's even more important to make sure adolescents and young adults get help when they're struggling.

Learn the power of prevention and protect the ones you love by clicking our link in bio.
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Serious question: do you know what products, commonly stored in this room, may pose a danger for teens struggling with their mental health?

Parents and peers, stay tuned for this important piece of protection and prevention education in tomorrow's post.
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