social media and mental health

Social Media and Mental Health: The Strive for Likes on Social Media

What if people could not like our posts on social media? Would we still post as much as we do now? Instagram recently proposed that hiding the ability to see other people’s likes on social might be better for users’ mental health. Technology isn’t addictive because we crave the information it offers, but rather because …

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Preventing Self Harm in Teens: Turning Self-Destruction into Self-Compassion

There is a difference between self-harm and suicidal ideation, however teens who are suicidal are more likely to self-harm.  About one in six teenagers have self-harmed at least once. By adulthood, only about one in twenty have continued to self-harm, usually on a less frequent basis. Preventing self-harm in teens identifies the problem earlier and …

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Struggling To Fit In: Helping Socially Withdrawn Teenagers

During adolescence, individuals begin to deepen their connections with their peers and build intimacy, but high school can be an intense time for social pressure, where socially withdrawn teenagers struggle to feel like they fit in. While identity exploration is about figuring out who you are and who you want to be, it usually happens …

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Outdoor Alternatives to ODD Treatment Centers Encourage Independence and Family Reconciliation

Adolescents romanticize the idea of breaking rules and questioning authority as they test the limits of their independence. In high school, teens begin to form their own opinions and parents give them more freedom to allow them to make more autonomous decisions, but conflict occurs when differences in opinion about positive decisions turns into actively …

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Social Media Addiction in Teens: Getting Help For Your Teen

Social media is today’s hottest trend. Everyone is doing it. Mindlessly scrolling for what adds up to be hours throughout the day. Some cases are worse than others. In fact, so bad, it becomes addictive. The bad kind of addictive. Social media addiction in teens is not an often overlooked or ignored issue. The facts …

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Three ways to handle issues with attachment in teenage years

Our primary need as human beings is that for connection. In fact, it is hard-wired into our brains, and meeting that need is crucial for our personal development, especially in the early years of life, usually until around the age of five. If during that period, a child was unable to bond with a primary …

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