preventing teen depression

Can Artificial Intelligence Help with Preventing Teen Depression?

Around one in five children suffer from anxiety and depression, but they are often not diagnosed until they are teenagers or even adults. It is hard to recognize signs of depression and anxiety in kids who don’t have the vocabulary or emotional intelligence to describe how they’re feeling. Preventing teen depression involves recognizing a combination …

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The Consequences of Normalizing Teenage Moodiness: How to Recognize When Your Teenager May Need Inpatient Treatment for Depression

When psychologist Stanley Hall first started thinking about adolescence as a phase of development in 1904, he concluded that adolescence was a universal time of storm and stress and that teenage angst was a rite of passage, however recent research suggests that this is a myth and reflective of the social climate. Clinical depression is …

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Rock Climbing Therapy & Other Activities Improve Depression, Anxiety

If you’ve ever been rock climbing, you know the unbelievably good feeling you get when you conquer that wall and reach the top. Whether it’s on a fake wall or a real rock face, it gives you a feeling of accomplishment and confidence. That’s what rock climbing therapy and other adventure therapy activities are based …

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New Machine Could Aid in Identifying Depression Diagnosis

A depression diagnosis isn’t always easy to recognize, especially in adolescents. The teenage years are swirling with hormones, drama, assignments, college applications, socializing, and more–all those things together can create a perfect storm of teen angst. But what about when it’s more than teen angst? That’s when things get more complicated. Many parents struggle to …

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School Bullying Causes Emotional, Physical, and Academic Harm

It’s not really news that our nation has a school bullying problem. As the rise of technology has given us tons of new tools for good, it has also made it easier for bullies to reach their targets. The school system has increased its efforts in deterring bullying, but more can and should be done. …

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The Relationship Between Mood Swings in Teens & Depression

The teenage years are some of the most confusing and distressing years of our lives—anyone who has gone through it knows this. During adolescence, we shape ourselves and form values that will stay with us through the rest of our lives; this process can be pretty intense. Every minor drama can feel like the apocalypse …

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Treatment for Struggling Teens: Mental Health Issues Not Uncommon

As a program that offers treatment for struggling teens, we know that many, many individuals deal with these issues—but a lot of people don’t know this simple fact. Mental illness is looked at as something rare and out of place, but it’s not. It’s incredibly likely you know at least a few people who have …

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Residential Treatment for Depression: Why Nature Is Important

The concrete jungles–cities–of the United States may hold over 62 percent of the US population, but they contain much less of something all those people need: nature. The hustle and bustle of city life creates a large amount of stress with few outlets. It has been proven that in residential treatment for depression, nature can …

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Is Teen Depression Treatment Still Needed? Absolutely and Desperately

There’s some people out and about claiming that the mental health stigma has been crushed and there’s not really a need to discuss teen depression treatment anymore–I’m here to say those people are dreadfully wrong. Depression and anxiety levels are still increasing, specifically among teens. Now, some people’s argument is that these teens will “grow …

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