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How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy

How to Talk to Teens About Tragedy After a tragic violent incident like the mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this week, it’s important to talk. Kids need to process what is happening. Therefore, the first step is opening the space for communication with teens about what happened. Discussing the event with a trusted adult—parent, [...]
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Creating Authentic Connections: Healing Relational Trauma

by Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC, and Heather Senior Monroe, MSW, LCSW The Power of Authentic Connection for Teen Mental Health Authentic connection is key to teen mental health. The ability to have healthy relationships can be disrupted by early childhood trauma. However, there are ways to heal from these experiences. Hence, we can learn the [...]
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How to Spot Dangerous Teen Behavior During Summer Vacation

Dangerous Teen Behavior in the Summer Dangerous teen behavior can be caught early if we know what to look for. There are some clear warning signs and simple things you can do to stay engaged, open communication, and protect teens from pitfalls. Everyone loves summer—especially teens. However, summer can be a dangerous time for teenagers. That’s [...]
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The Power of Positivity for Teen Mental Health

By Jamison Monroe Has anyone ever told you that all you need to do is “stay positive” and everything will work out? Optimism is a wonderful quality, but creating positivity requires more than hoping for the best. Rather, it’s an ongoing practice of cultivating positive emotions in every aspect of life. According to Barbara Fredrickson, [...]
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5 Ways to Balance Teen Emotions

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 [...]
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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 Mental Health Resources Teen Panic Attack
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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 [...]