Mental Health

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Mental Health

Newport Academy Featured on ABC 7 Los Angeles Discussing ‘To the Bone’, Eating Disorders, and Teen Mental Health

The new Netflix film To the Bone is raising awareness around a teen mental health issue that doesn’t get enough attention: eating disorders. While eating disorders are the most deadly of all mental illnesses, only 10 percent of people suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, or other eating disorders receive treatment. Therefore, kudos to Netflix [...]
Empowering Teens Resources: Failure is Healthy for Teens
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Why Failure is Healthy for Teens

Nobody likes to fail. But for a teenager, failure can feel like devastation. When your ego and identity are still forming, what might seem like small failures to others can cause heartbreak and self-blaming for teens. Whether it’s rejection by someone they’re crushing on, a poor score on the SATs, or a loss in a [...]
Teen Mental Health Resources: Power of Writing
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The Power of Writing and Journaling for Mental Health

Writing has been used as a tool for healing for hundreds of years. Translating our thoughts and feelings into written words offers a host of benefits that support growth and teen mental health. The tradition of journal writing dates back to 10th-century Japan. Ever since then, people have been using expressive writing (writing about the [...]
Newport Academy Mental Health Resources: Borderline Personality Disorder
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Teen Borderline Personality Disorder – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Borderline personality disorder can be challenging for everyone. Teen borderline personality disorder (BPD) disrupts an adolescent’s life. In addition, it disrupts the family as well. Widely misunderstood, a borderline personality disorder diagnosis is shocking. Moreover, this is true for both parents and teens. Marsha M. Linehan is a leading worldwide authority on borderline personality disorder. [...]
Teen Rehab Treatment Program | Newport Academy
Empowering Teens, Mental Health

FOX61 News Features Newport Academy as Industry Leader in Holistic Teen Rehab

By  Katy Corrado, FOX61 News Anchor/Reporter A Different Kind of Teen Treatment BETHLEHEM -- Newport Academy is a teen treatment center in Bethlehem, addressing mental health issues, eating disorders and substance abuse. The center combines traditional clinical therapy with experiential therapy, exposing teens to things like yoga and hiking in the Litchfield Hills. Among its [...]
Empowering Teens, Mental Health

Food and Mood: Teen Nutrition and Mental Health

Teen nutrition is very important. We are what we eat. Furthermore, that applies not just to our bodies, but also to our minds. An increasing number of scientific studies show that there is a direct link between diet and mental health. Moreover, this is particularly true for children and teens, whose brains and bodies are [...]
Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources Risky Behavior Hero
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The Truth About Teens and Risky Behavior

Teens engaging in risky behavior is nothing new. Teens have a reputation for being wild. And, like most stereotypes, there’s truth in that image. Psychological and physiological changes in the adolescent body and brain contribute to risk-taking behavior. Glorified by the media in numerous novels and films (remember Risky Business?), teen risky behavior isn’t entertaining [...]