Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations from around the world in a week-long celebration of the brain every March. BAW began in 1996 was founded by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI) and […]
Let’s get real – eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), Center for Living is helping change the conversation around food, body image, and eating disorders! But because of stigma and old stereotypes, many people don’t get the support they deserve.
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in […]
The hope felt when a child enters dual diagnosis treatment is unparalleled. But there are probably some concerns, too. What if treatment doesn’t work? What will life be like when while they are in recovery? What about relapse? By empowering yourself with information about dual diagnosis and how to support your child through treatment and […]
According to the US National Institute of Mental Health, one in three people aged between 13 and 18 have an anxiety disorder.1 There are ways that parents can help their teenagers with their anxiety problems. Recognizing Anxiety in Teenagers Anxiety is a normal sensation that everybody experiences from time to time. It is a reaction […]
If you have problems getting through when you try to talk to your teenager, there may some ways to improve communication. Too many parents fall into the trap of engaging with their teenagers in a confrontational way. Instead of having conversations with their teenagers, they end up bickering or nagging. Research suggests teenagers switch off […]