How to Support a Friend With Mental Health Challenges

By: Katherine Martinelli We rely on our friends for a lot of things, and that definitely includes providing emotional support when things are difficult. So it makes sense that teenagers struggling with mental health challenges would turn to their friends to vent, unload, and ask for backup. But it can be difficult to figure out

By |2018-06-14T12:34:58-08:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

4 Ways Teens Can Access Therapy Without Health Insurance

By Danielle Miller, LSCSW The symptoms of mental health conditions can be frightening and overwhelming to anyone, but especially if you’re a teenager. It’s important to know that symptoms can be managed and you can have a full life with mental illness. Recovery is possible. There are a variety of tools and resources available

By |2018-06-07T18:35:21-08:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Is Mental Illness? (From the Perspective of a 16 Year Old)

By Christine XP Mental illness has never been my favorite term to describe mental health issues. It sounds harsh and scary. I mean, yes, I use the term mental illness in every day conversation, but that’s mainly because it is understood. People have heard of it and know what it means. I guess what

By |2018-05-07T16:29:41-08:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Generation at risk: America’s youngest facing mental health crisis

  by KATE SNOW and CYNTHIA MCFADDEN Source: NBC News Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong. It wasn't just a matter of being unhappy. She always felt empty and miserable — never content or connected to other children. For years, she suffered alone, filled with shame. She switched schools, but that didn't help.

By |2018-01-02T13:52:55-08:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Protecting Our LGBTQ+ Youth

By Paul Paris, Ph.D. Growing up is hard to do! For all of us, especially adolescents and young adults, exploring who we are, what we want in life, and our friendships and intimate relationships are especially important. It’s not always easy navigating our independence with what our parents and family members may expect or want

By |2017-12-13T10:21:48-08:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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