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Healthy Habits Learned at blueFire Wilderness

During the adolescent years, teens rarely take into consideration their physical health and even less so on mental health. They know they are experiencing a wide range of emotions but are unclear on how to sort through them all in a positive and effective manner. This can lead to depression, anxiety, or injurious practices such …

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When To Seek Help For Your Teen’s Mental Health

If someone asked you what the best stage in our lives was, what would you say?  Many of us believe that the best stage in life is childhood or adolescence.  Generally speaking, children and adolescents have fewer responsibilities, pressures, and worries.  This of course is not the case for everyone, many children face hardships or …

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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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Depression in Teens: How Puberty Can Contribute to Mental Health Challenges

While parenting children at any age has it’s difficult times, parenting teenagers comes with its own set of challenges. Between changing hormones and stress from school and friends, teenage mood swings are not uncommon. It is healthy for teens to experience a full range of emotions, but if your child is struggling with symptoms such …

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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 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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Siblings Increase Risk of Developing Mental Health Problems In Youth

Mental health problems in youth are more common than many people realize. As a parent or sibling of someone suffering with mental health problems, it can be difficult to watch them deal with the challenges their illness is accompanied with. For many families, there is a concern about whether mental health problems in youth can …

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Texting and Driving: One of the Dangers of Technology Addiction in Teens

Technology addiction in teens is not uncommon within today’s society. Teens have constant access to cellphones, computers, and social media. With the increased need to constantly be accessing social media or checking messages, texting and driving as a teen and adult, is at an all-time high. CNN recently released an article discussing how parents can …

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Damaging to Your Teen's Future: The Risks of Teen Substance Abuse

According to a recent article by Science Daily, new research states that teen substance abuse is much more likely to occur if teenagers have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home. The research was one of the first studies conducted to evaluate adolescent exposure to illegal substances and its effects on teen substance …

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