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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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"Your words matter. They can arm hate and give cover. Or they can fuel justice, equity, and love." - Brene Brown

What a perfect sentiment for @theofficialstompoutbullying's #BullyingPreventionMonth theme for the week: STAND UP for others.



Newport Academy’s Care Coordinator Emily M. reminds us how important it is to remain mindful of what we say and to acknowledge how our words can impact others. At Newport Academy, we learn to use words to validate, to support, to encourage, and to love, rather than to spread hate or fear. We are all-powerful and have the chance to spread goodness with the words we choose.

(Repost @newportacademyalumni)
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We're keeping the conversation from #WorldMentalHealth day going.

Yesterday was #NationalDepressionScreeningDay. Have you had a depression screening?

Find out why this simple screening can save the life of someone you know, someone you love, or your own—link in bio.
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Care Coordinators are vital to the heartbeat of the Newport Academy family.

They’re on the front lines of our approach to caring for our clients, "loving them until they love themselves." We're currently seeking to fill Care Coordinator roles across the country. Are you the next member of our team? Follow your passion and the link in our bio to find out more!
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If you're reading THIS, you've likely already read the viral Facebook post we've linked in our bio.

At Newport Academy, our mission is to empower teens and restore families. Because of that, we know all too well all the possible endings to each family's story. We're empathetic to the woman's pain that's revealed at the end of the tale, and sincerely applaud her use of kindness as a healing modality.

Our Executive Director and Founder, Jamison Monroe, Jr. likes to draw inspiration from this quote, "The most selfish thing you can do is to help others." We think "the little old lady" described in the story is a perfect illustration of this adage's effectiveness.

So, if you've read the post—read it again. If you haven't—read it now. And if you, your family, or someone you know needs help, please call us at 877.599.5339.
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National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month has arrived, and over the next few weeks, we'll be highlighting the weekly initiatives designated by @theofficialstompoutbullying.

We're going to take a closer look at how to help the victims, but we're also striving to understand the underlying causes of bullying behaviors as a mode of prevention and effective treatment.

Audrey Hepburn's words are a reminder that being kind is a part of our very nature, and that we need to stay vigilant about in bringing healing to all of the individuals involved in a bullying scenario.

Link in bio to learn more about our approach to trauma, which can be common to both the bully and the victim.
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Some #MondayMotivation on the last day of #RecoveryMonth / #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth from @hopefortheday posted @withrepost.

Today is #nationalcoffeeday☕️ (Well, yesterday was.)
Sip your favorite brew & remind yourself that IT’S OK NOT TO BE OK 🤘and stop by @sipofhope - the world’s first coffee shop where 100% of proceeds support proactive #suicideprevention and #mentalhealth education programs.
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#MindfulEating : Lessons learned from our time with @chef_darling and @newportacademy (at The Newport Healthcare Day Conference).
Become more in tune with your body.

-You can build a healthy relationship with food as you break bad habits and build new, better ones.
-Practicing mindfulness reduces overall stress, a leading cause of overeating and binging.

Follow the link in (their) bio (and ours) to read more! Posted @withrepost from @lehighvalleycounseling.

#mindfulness #mentalhealth #mindbodysoul #lehighvalley #holistichealth #newportacademy #teenmentalhealth #teentreatment
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The 18th U.S. Surgeon General, Regina Benjamin, MD was a speaker at the recent @futurewellsummit, a self-care and sustainability event we're a proud partner of.
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She said, “We carry an illusion that health and sickness are binary. We need to start looking at health as something that is the responsibility of a community, and need to ensure that all children have the opportunity to eat healthy, healing food across the country.”
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Also in attendance was @alicewaters (@chezpanisse), who spoke about her @edibleschoolyard project in which school districts work with local purveyors to bring more nutritious, ethically farmed products into schools for children’s lunches. She has found that, by working directly with farmers, both the cost and nutrient content of food is improved.
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Newport Academy is aligned with and follows these guidelines through our Culinary and Horticulture programs, teaching our clients the value of actual nourishment.
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We're keeping the flow of #NationalYogaMonth with the Yoga of Food!

At Newport Academy, we serve protein, fiber-rich vegetables, organic greens, and whole grains at every meal. We cultivate our own fruits and vegetables in our garden as part of our Horticulture program. We even have farming installations at select campuses to allow teens to experience the real-life connection to their food.

This is because what we eat affects our mental health and how we respond to stress. One study showed that, for teens who ate a low-quality diet, the risk of depression increased by 80 percent in comparison to those who ate a higher-quality, whole-foods diet. (NCBI)

That's why we provide every teen with balanced, true nourishment when they're under our care and provide them with education and life skills to continue their healthful eating habits beyond their stay with us.
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"Your words matter. They can arm hate and give cover. Or they can fuel justice, equity, and love." - Brene Brown

What a perfect sentiment for @theofficialstompoutbullying's #BullyingPreventionMonth theme for the week: STAND UP for others.



Newport Academy’s Care Coordinator Emily M. reminds us how important it is to remain mindful of what we say and to acknowledge how our words can impact others. At Newport Academy, we learn to use words to validate, to support, to encourage, and to love, rather than to spread hate or fear. We are all-powerful and have the chance to spread goodness with the words we choose.

(Repost @newportacademyalumni)
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We're keeping the conversation from #WorldMentalHealth day going.

Yesterday was #NationalDepressionScreeningDay. Have you had a depression screening?

Find out why this simple screening can save the life of someone you know, someone you love, or your own—link in bio.
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