Mental Health

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

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Music Festivals
Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Music Festivals and Drug Use: Why Teens Are At Risk

by Jamison Monroe, Jr.  Music festivals can be fun and exciting for teens. But they can also be dangerous and even deadly. Music festivals bring with them a host of risky activities associated with festival culture. Many of these activities are particularly attractive to teenagers—specifically drugs. While big summertime gatherings like Lollapalooza and Coachella are […]

Newport Academy Mental Health Resources TWLOHA Teen Suicide Prevention
Empowering Teens, Mental Health

A Way Forward: Newport Academy Partners with TWLOHA to Prevent Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide Prevention Teen suicide is a serious and frightening problem. National Suicide Prevention Week, September 10–16, and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 were created to raise awareness around this issue. In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week and World Suicide Prevention Day, the nonprofit To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) launched [...]
Newport Academy Mental Health Reources Emotions Psychology of Hate Hero
Mental Health, Restoring Families

Lessons from Charlottesville

Psychology of Hate: Why Teens Join Hate Groups and How Parents Can Prevent It The psychology of hate is an important topic that has been dramatized lately. The tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 offer many difficult lessons for this country. Therefore, we must face the hard truth that racism and white supremacism [...]
Newport Academy Mental Health Resources Truth About Mental Health Stigma Hero
Empowering Teens, Mental Health

Teen Mental Health Stigma and How to Fight It

Teen Mental Health Stigma Teen mental health stigma is serious. Facing and fighting a mental health or substance use disorder is hard enough. But there’s another layer of pain that often comes with mental health conditions. This is dealing with other’s reactions to them. Stigma describes the negative attitudes held by individuals and society. Stigma [...]
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
Empowering Teens, Mental Health

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 [...]