Mental Health

Explore the latest news, research, and experiences in the evolving field of mental health.

Mental Health

Is it Teenage Angst or Depression?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

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Taking a Mental Health Day from School

Reading Time: 4 minutes Adults in the workforce occasionally take a mental health day as a way to prevent burnout and dedicate time to self-care. However, new legislation promotes the idea of teens taking […]

Newport Academy Resource Post Mental Health taking a mental health day from school
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Anxiety in School: How Parents Can Help

Reading Time: 7 minutes Most teens get a little anxious about starting school. A certain amount of school-related anxiety can be common for adolescents. But when nervousness crosses over into full-fledged anxiety in school, […]

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How Do SSRIs Work in the Teen Brain?

Reading Time: 6 minutes SSRI is an acronym that parents and teens may hear when researching options for treating depression. SSRI stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. This drug is the most commonly prescribed […]