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How Does Social Media Affect Teens?

Learn how the apps are contributing to record levels of teen depression.

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In alignment with our mission to empower and restore families, we’ve compiled mental health resources for teens to inform, educate, and inspire our greater community. As a teen treatment program, we’re dedicated to helping young people and families live healthier, happier lives. 

For the second year, Newport Healthcare is celebrating #PrideMonth and ongoing allyship with the LGBTQ community through Corporate Partnership with The @TrevorProject, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people.

According to The Trevor Project's 2022 survey, 45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, and nearly 1 in 5 transgender and nonbinary youth attempted suicide. Sadly, 60% of LGBTQ youth who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it.

The @TrevorProject works to save young LGBTQ lives by providing support through free and confidential crisis intervention programs via a 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, and text services. The organization also runs #TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operates innovative education, research, and advocacy programs.

Take pride in your mental health! Resources are available to support and guide you and your loved one.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #PrideMonth #SupportingParents #ParentingTips #LGBTQTeens #Pride #LoveWins #LoveIsLove
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For the second year, Newport Healthcare is celebrating #PrideMonth and ongoing allyship with the LGBTQ community through Corporate Partnership with The @TrevorProject, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people.

According to The Trevor Project's 2022 survey, 45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, and nearly 1 in 5 transgender and nonbinary youth attempted suicide. Sadly, 60% of LGBTQ youth who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it.

The @TrevorProject works to save young LGBTQ lives by providing support through free and confidential crisis intervention programs via a 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, and text services. The organization also runs #TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operates innovative education, research, and advocacy programs.

Take pride in your mental health! Resources are available to support and guide you and your loved one.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #PrideMonth #SupportingParents #ParentingTips #LGBTQTeens #Pride #LoveWins #LoveIsLove
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Body image is one primary area in which teen social comparison leads to negative emotions. When teens compare themselves to curated and filtered photographs of their peers and of celebrities, they often feel inferior. This can lead to lower self-esteem and negative body image.

Furthermore, social media provides forums in which teens can encourage each other in unhealthy and dangerous behaviors. For example, teens with eating disorders or those who self-harm can talk with others about their self-destructive routines.

It’s important that parents help teens develop a healthy relationship with social media—where they can explore and experiment with their identities in a space of their own, without being encouraged to partake in unhealthy and dangerous behavior.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #TeenBullying #SupportingParents #ParentingTips #TeenAngst #SocialMediaUse #TeenSocialMedia
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One out of every five teens (ages 12–18) report being bullied at school. Often, parents are unaware of what is happening, and the victims of bullying are too scared, ashamed, or intimidated to report it. Hence, bullying can continue for a long time without adults realizing what’s going on.

Regardless of the type of bullying or the method used, the result is the same: pain, shame, anxiety, and sometimes depression and suicidal ideation. Therefore, it’s important for parents to discuss any apprehension teens have about going to school.

Remember that victims of bullying often hide their pain, so talking about bullying will be most successful if the conversation is indirect. Talk about all aspects of school, and most importantly, make sure your child knows they are loved, and that harm caused to them by others is not their fault.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #TeenBullying #SupportingParents #ParentingTips #TeenAngst #CyberBullying
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Is it teen angst or something worse? Given the ups and downs of teenage emotions, it can be hard for a parent to know whether a teen’s difficult phase is due to teenage angst or depression.

In fact, 40% of parents have a hard time distinguishing between mood swings and teen depression, according to a national poll conducted by the Mott Children’s Hospital.

To distinguish between teenage angst and a mental health disorder, mental health professionals examine three critical areas of concern: Intensity, duration and the domains within behaviors occur. Assessing whether a teen’s emotional angst passes quickly and how acute it is, as well as how many domains it encompasses, provides important information about what they are experiencing.

If emotional angst has progressed to the point that a teen has ongoing, intense symptoms, the best course of action is to access professional help and make sure the teen has a comprehensive mental health assessment. Early diagnosis and treatment of depression and any co-occurring disorders improves treatment outcomes.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #RebelliousTeens #SupportingParents #ParentingTips #TeenAngst
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The new high school movie “The Fallout” is raising awareness about what teen trauma can look like in the wake of a tragedy. While the characters from the movie are directly involved in a traumatic event, teens who indirectly experience national tragedies can also experience a long-lasting impact. They can suffer from a form of trauma known as secondary PTSD.

In recent years, explicit media coverage of horrific national tragedies, specifically school shootings, has catalyzed increasing numbers of secondary PTSD cases.

Secondary PTSD can affect every aspect of life. Therefore, early assessment and treatment is essential. In addition, there are several coping strategies that can help both adolescents and adults heal from traumatic stress. These include journaling, practicing self-compassion, seek a support network and unplug from social media for a little while.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #SecondaryPTSD #TeenPTSD #TeenageTrauma #TeenTrauma #fallout #thefalloutmovie
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Teenage emotions are notoriously volatile, ranging from angry to sullen and all points in between, sometimes in the space of a single day. In part, the intensity and unpredictability of teen emotions can be attributed to an immature brain.

However, emotional dysregulation (the inability to manage one’s emotions appropriately in a range of situations) can also be a hallmark of many common mental health disorders.

Building skills to support emotional regulation for kids can help prevent or improve these conditions.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #emotionalregulation
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March 1 was #selfinjuryawarenessday, March 2 was #worldteenmentalwellnessday, and all month long #selfinjuryawarenessmonth is observed.

It's OK to feel negative emotions, but there are other ways to cope with painful feelings that don’t involve causing any harm. It is important that parents and caregivers support their teens through these feelings.

In the moment, distraction tactics like calling a friend or therapist, taking a walk, or making a cup of tea can work well. Replacing the sensation by clapping hands, stomping feet, or taking a cold shower are also good resources. The most important of them all is to develop a safe space for teens to ask for help without judgment.

Raising awareness, understanding why this behavior occurs, and knowing what to do and where to seek treatment when you or a loved one is self-harming are essential.

* IMPORTANT* In case of emergency, call 911 or @national_suicide_prevention at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #RaisingTeens
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New research shows that weekly ER visits for several mental health concerns drastically increased for teens during the pandemic. So today, more than ever, we would like to share the number-one thing a parent can do to support their teen’s mental wellness ... have open and honest conversations.

Routine mental health temperature checks and trauma-informed treatment can provide parents with what they need to keep their families healthy. However, it all starts with fostering a sense of trust, openness, and acceptance between a parent/guardian and a teen.

What questions can you ask today to spark a conversation with the teen in your life? 👇🏼

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #negativethoughts #TeenMentalWellnessDay #TeenMentalWellness #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay
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For the second year, Newport Healthcare is celebrating #PrideMonth and ongoing allyship with the LGBTQ community through Corporate Partnership with The @TrevorProject, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people.

According to The Trevor Project's 2022 survey, 45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, and nearly 1 in 5 transgender and nonbinary youth attempted suicide. Sadly, 60% of LGBTQ youth who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it.

The @TrevorProject works to save young LGBTQ lives by providing support through free and confidential crisis intervention programs via a 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, and text services. The organization also runs #TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operates innovative education, research, and advocacy programs.

Take pride in your mental health! Resources are available to support and guide you and your loved one.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #PrideMonth #SupportingParents #ParentingTips #LGBTQTeens #Pride #LoveWins #LoveIsLove
...

Body image is one primary area in which teen social comparison leads to negative emotions. When teens compare themselves to curated and filtered photographs of their peers and of celebrities, they often feel inferior. This can lead to lower self-esteem and negative body image.

Furthermore, social media provides forums in which teens can encourage each other in unhealthy and dangerous behaviors. For example, teens with eating disorders or those who self-harm can talk with others about their self-destructive routines.

It’s important that parents help teens develop a healthy relationship with social media—where they can explore and experiment with their identities in a space of their own, without being encouraged to partake in unhealthy and dangerous behavior.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #TeenBullying #SupportingParents #ParentingTips #TeenAngst #SocialMediaUse #TeenSocialMedia
...

One out of every five teens (ages 12–18) report being bullied at school. Often, parents are unaware of what is happening, and the victims of bullying are too scared, ashamed, or intimidated to report it. Hence, bullying can continue for a long time without adults realizing what’s going on.

Regardless of the type of bullying or the method used, the result is the same: pain, shame, anxiety, and sometimes depression and suicidal ideation. Therefore, it’s important for parents to discuss any apprehension teens have about going to school.

Remember that victims of bullying often hide their pain, so talking about bullying will be most successful if the conversation is indirect. Talk about all aspects of school, and most importantly, make sure your child knows they are loved, and that harm caused to them by others is not their fault.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #TeenBullying #SupportingParents #ParentingTips #TeenAngst #CyberBullying
...

Is it teen angst or something worse? Given the ups and downs of teenage emotions, it can be hard for a parent to know whether a teen’s difficult phase is due to teenage angst or depression.

In fact, 40% of parents have a hard time distinguishing between mood swings and teen depression, according to a national poll conducted by the Mott Children’s Hospital.

To distinguish between teenage angst and a mental health disorder, mental health professionals examine three critical areas of concern: Intensity, duration and the domains within behaviors occur. Assessing whether a teen’s emotional angst passes quickly and how acute it is, as well as how many domains it encompasses, provides important information about what they are experiencing.

If emotional angst has progressed to the point that a teen has ongoing, intense symptoms, the best course of action is to access professional help and make sure the teen has a comprehensive mental health assessment. Early diagnosis and treatment of depression and any co-occurring disorders improves treatment outcomes.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #RebelliousTeens #SupportingParents #ParentingTips #TeenAngst
...

The new high school movie “The Fallout” is raising awareness about what teen trauma can look like in the wake of a tragedy. While the characters from the movie are directly involved in a traumatic event, teens who indirectly experience national tragedies can also experience a long-lasting impact. They can suffer from a form of trauma known as secondary PTSD.

In recent years, explicit media coverage of horrific national tragedies, specifically school shootings, has catalyzed increasing numbers of secondary PTSD cases.

Secondary PTSD can affect every aspect of life. Therefore, early assessment and treatment is essential. In addition, there are several coping strategies that can help both adolescents and adults heal from traumatic stress. These include journaling, practicing self-compassion, seek a support network and unplug from social media for a little while.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #SecondaryPTSD #TeenPTSD #TeenageTrauma #TeenTrauma #fallout #thefalloutmovie
...

Teenage emotions are notoriously volatile, ranging from angry to sullen and all points in between, sometimes in the space of a single day. In part, the intensity and unpredictability of teen emotions can be attributed to an immature brain.

However, emotional dysregulation (the inability to manage one’s emotions appropriately in a range of situations) can also be a hallmark of many common mental health disorders.

Building skills to support emotional regulation for kids can help prevent or improve these conditions.

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #emotionalregulation
...

March 1 was #selfinjuryawarenessday, March 2 was #worldteenmentalwellnessday, and all month long #selfinjuryawarenessmonth is observed.

It's OK to feel negative emotions, but there are other ways to cope with painful feelings that don’t involve causing any harm. It is important that parents and caregivers support their teens through these feelings.

In the moment, distraction tactics like calling a friend or therapist, taking a walk, or making a cup of tea can work well. Replacing the sensation by clapping hands, stomping feet, or taking a cold shower are also good resources. The most important of them all is to develop a safe space for teens to ask for help without judgment.

Raising awareness, understanding why this behavior occurs, and knowing what to do and where to seek treatment when you or a loved one is self-harming are essential.

* IMPORTANT* In case of emergency, call 911 or @national_suicide_prevention at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #RaisingTeens
...

New research shows that weekly ER visits for several mental health concerns drastically increased for teens during the pandemic. So today, more than ever, we would like to share the number-one thing a parent can do to support their teen’s mental wellness ... have open and honest conversations.

Routine mental health temperature checks and trauma-informed treatment can provide parents with what they need to keep their families healthy. However, it all starts with fostering a sense of trust, openness, and acceptance between a parent/guardian and a teen.

What questions can you ask today to spark a conversation with the teen in your life? 👇🏼

#TeenMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAdvisory #ParentingTeens #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #parentingsupport #mentalillness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthcheck #negativethoughts #TeenMentalWellnessDay #TeenMentalWellness #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay
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Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources: Teen Friendships
Empowering Teens

The Importance of Teen Friendships

Reading Time: 6 minutes Friendships are incredibly important during adolescence. Teen friendships help young people feel a sense of acceptance and belonging. They support the development of compassion, caring, and empathy, and they are […]

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