Depression can strike at any time, even among parents. According to data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey, five percent of parents in two-parent households and 11 percent of single parents experience at least two symptoms of depression.1 Parents of teenagers can be especially prone to depression. Depression among Parents of Teenagers The teenage […]

Mental Health Treatment Options

This article is part of a series. For the fully designed ebook, click here. Unfortunately, fewer than half of adolescents who have a mental illness receive any kind of treatment. But mental illnesses are highly treatable through medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Treatment can help your child recover from or manage their […]

Adolescent Mental Health Treatment and Risk Factors

This article is part of a series. For the fully designed ebook, click here. Risk Factors and Protective Factors for Adolescent Mental Illness Some adolescents have a higher risk than others for developing a mental illness, including a substance use disorder. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, risk factors include genetic, […]

Common Mental Illnesses Among Adolescents Definitions and Effects

This article is part of a series. For the fully designed ebook, click here. One in five adolescents has a history of serious mental illness, according to the Office of Adolescent Health1. The most common mental health conditions among adolescents are anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders and substance use disorders. Anxiety Disorders Around 32 percent […]

Alleviating SAD Symptoms

Seasonal affective disorder is a depression type that occurs with changing seasons. Seasonal affective disorder symptoms usually start in the late fall to early winter and last until the warmer spring and summer months. While doctors don’t know exactly what causes seasonal affective disorder, they do know a lack of sunlight and light exposure as […]

Internet and Mental Health

Too much time spent surfing the internet or lurking around social media sites can lead to a range of mental health problems. But if you use the Internet and mental health apps responsibly, they can help you improve your mental health. Here’s how. 1. The Internet Offers a Wealth of Information While any self-diagnosis should […]

NYC Mental Health Clinics

It’s hard to watch your child struggle with a mental illness, especially if you don’t know what’s wrong or don’t fully understand the mental health diagnosis. The good news is that mental illnesses are treatable through reputable mental health clinics. Medication, therapy or a combination of these can help your child recover from a mental […]

Is Music Therapy Effective in Addiction Recovery?

Music Therapy for Addiction Recovery For years, music has been used as a peripheral therapy in the treatment of a wide range of physical and psychological health issues, including but not limited to chronic pain, migraine, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder and much more. It’s been gaining more and more ground in the addiction recovery […]

Effects of Alcoholism on Vitamin Depletion

Effects of Alcoholism on Vitamin Depletion Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the leading substance abuse issue in the United States. It kills approximately 88,000 individuals each year through direct and indirect causes and can lead to serious long-term physical and psychological health issues, one of the most common of which is vitamin deficiency. Prolonged and […]

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