Resources

In alignment with our mission to empower teens and restore families, we've compiled a robust library to inform, educate, and inspire our greater community. It is our mission to serve audiences as a teen rehab; to help families live a healthy, happier life.

Newport Academy Resources Mental Health Teen Emotions
Mental Health, Restoring Families

5 Ways to Balance Teen Emotions and Increase Well-Being

No matter how old you are, learning to navigate the inner turmoil that life inevitably brings is no easy feat. But teenagers have extra challenges: hormonal changes, a brain that’s still developing, the intensity of social interactions with peers, academic demands, and their parents’ high expectations. And that’s if they’re lucky! Many teens also struggle [...]
Newport Academy Mental Health Resources Teen Attachment Issues
Mental Health, Restoring Families

How to Recognize and Heal Teen Attachment Disorder

Firstly, teen attachment issues are common and treatable. When we educate ourselves and reduce the stigma around mental health concerns, we heal our families. Teen Attachment and Parents No parent wants to hurt their child. Early life issues can lead to mental health challenges or substance abuse. Sub-optimal parenting means kids sometimes don't bond with caregivers. [...]
Newport Academy Well Being Resources Teen Healthy Living Nutrition Sugar
Mental Health, Well-Being

What Sugar is Really Doing to Your Brain and Body

Sugar—The First Drug Many of us grew up hearing the catchphrase—on television, or in our heads as we walked down the cereal aisle—“Frosted Flakes, they’re more than good, they’re GREAT!” Tony the Tiger and his infamous jingle have kept cereal bowls full of sugarcoated flakes for decades. And he’s not the only one; before Tony [...]
Newport Academy Mental Health Resources Teen Panic Attack
Mental Health, Restoring Families

5 Ways to Prevent Teen Panic Attacks

It starts with a tightening in your chest that makes it hard to breathe. In addition, then your entire body begins to shiver. Furthermore, your heart pounds faster and faster. What’s happening? These are the physical manifestations of a panic attack. For teens, panic attacks can be incredibly frightening, especially when they don’t know what’s [...]
Newport Academy Mental Health Resources: Creative Arts Therapy
Mental Health

Beyond Words: Why Teens Benefit from Creative Arts Therapy

By Jamison Monroe, Jr., Founder & CEO of Newport Academy The Art of Self-Discovery When I was a teenager struggling with addiction, I always knew what to say. I knew how to work my parents and therapists. In addition, I could make them believe I was on the right path. Hence, I always knew what […]

Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources: A Way of Mentoring
Community, Empowering Teens, Well-Being

The Way of Mentoring — a Q&A with Crit Callebs

As a mentor and therapeutic facilitator at Newport Academy, Crit Callebs works with teens and their families. Crit uses traditional storytelling and awareness activities to guide them in discovering their inner strength. He focuses on connecting youth with the power of choice. And he helps people understand that they write their own life story. They […]

Newport Academy Teen Meditation Mental Health Resources
Empowering Teens, Mental Health

The Power of Meditation for Teen Mental Health

By Jamison Monroe, Jr. Teen meditation is a powerful tool for healing. Ongoing research supports the role it can play in mental health and recovery. Meditation and mindfulness offer a powerful intervention for teen mental health struggles. Less stress. Teens who practice meditation regularly note lower stress More restorative than gym class. Students in one study report [...]