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School Anxiety: How To Help Your Teen This Semester

Being a teenager comes with a unique set of challenges, with academic-related stress and pressures causing anxiety in many students. This anxiety can be compounded with the uncertainty of today’s academic structure in light of the global pandemic. Teenage anxiety surrounding school can impact learning and academic success, but awareness of this anxiety and intervention …

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Social Anxiety in Kids: How to Help Your Child

Social anxiety disorder involves an intense fear or phobia of social and performance situations. Although most teenagers go through periods of normal anxiety related to the changes that go along with adolescence, those with SAD experience fear that is out of proportion to the situations that they face. For some teenagers, social anxiety becomes chronic, …

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Social Isolation in Teens: The Effects and How to Take Action

Is your teen showing signs of social isolation? Adolescents will often face many social challenges and insecurities during their teen years. When teens have trouble dealing with these things, they may experience the negative effects of social isolation. Social isolation is when one feels like an outcast to society and perhaps they have lost sight …

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Mindfulness Based Therapy: The New Frontier for Treating Anxiety in Teens

Mindfulness based therapy seems to be the new, up and coming technique for changing thinking in adolescents. As more and more research comes out in support of it, more and more professionals and programs have been integrating it into their practices. ScienceDaily recently published an article overviewing yet another study showing the power of mindfulness …

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Understanding OCD in Youth

Mental illness is extremely common within our society, but people often forget that mental illness is something that effects both adults and youth. Due to the stigma of mental illness, many people do not openly discuss or understand the variety of common mental illnesses individuals struggle with. This lack of acknowledgment—which leads to a lack …

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