Outside the Classroom: Hands-On Learning in Wilderness Programs

Failing grades, getting into trouble with teachers, fighting with peers–for many of our families, school has become the pinnacle of their struggle. Whether parents like it or not, a teenager’s job is to be a student and if they feel as if they’re failing at that job, it can impact them not only academically, but …

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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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Eyes Wide Open: Teen Sleep Deprivation and Loneliness Are Linked

Teen sleep deprivation is an epidemic across the country. Nearly 9 out of 10 teenagers get well below the recommended 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Not only is sleep deprivation a threat academically, it’s also a threat to the overall wellness of an adolescent. Not getting enough sleep can lead to an increased risk …

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Is Your Teenager Struggling in School? Ways to Help

School–we all go through it, it’s just a part of life. For some, the typical school system doesn’t rub them the right way or give them the level of support they need to thrive, leading to disruptive behaviors. For a teenager struggling in school, this seems like the only way to cope. Fights, skipping class, …

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Prince Harry Shows that Even Royalty Needs Help After Loss of a Parent

The loss of a parent can hit anyone hard at any age—but as an adolescent, things are even more volatile. The teenage years are confusing and distressing; parents act as a guide and support system through all of the chaos. It doesn’t help that our society leans away from needing therapy and treating mental health …

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Nature Therapy for Teens: Calming Effects of the Forest and Fresh Air

Think about the feeling you get while taking a hike through a green, lush forest or a slow stroll through a beautiful, large park. It’s a calm, lovely feeling, right? The depth and power of that feeling is what powers nature therapy for teens. Studies find calming, stress-relieving effects of nature A recent study conducted …

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Help for Troubled Teens: Keeping Track of Your Mental Health

Help for troubled teens isn’t always readily available–it’s unfortunate, but it’s a somber fact of living in a society which continues to ignore the importance of mental health. Because of this, it’s important to keep track of your mental health and teach others how to do the same. Tracking your emotions and feelings day-to-day can …

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