Teen Mental Health Awareness: What’s Considered “Normal” And When Should You Seek Help?
Teen mental health problems are on the rise in Utah and across the United States, making teen mental health awareness more important than ever. Knowing the difference between “normal” behavior and the warning signs of a mental health problem is the first and most vital step in getting your teens the support they need and…Read More
Risk-Taking in Adolescence: What Does It Look Like and When You Should Seek Help?
There’s nothing more emblematic of the teenage years than risk-taking behavior. When we worry about teens, our minds automatically go to drunk driving, raucous parties with illicit drugs, and unprotected sex. However, risk-taking in adolescence is a natural part of growing up! When channeled into positive activities, it can be a great way for teens…Read More
5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Teen with Depression
Depression is a debilitating mental illness whose profound effects can lead to long-term adverse effects. Parent’s often don’t know how to help their teen cope with depression. While we can provide emotional support and try to understand the cause of our teen’s depression, we need to know when to seek professional help. 5 Ways You…Read More
5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Teens Cope with Anxiety
Anxiety is on the rise in adolescents and young adults. It is estimated that 1 in 5 youths have experienced diagnosable anxiety symptoms. Untreated anxiety can lead to depression or other mental or emotional disorders and increased susceptibility to serious, long-term effects. Parents can help their teens with anxiety by learning to recognize symptoms, teaching…Read More
Dealing with Rebellious Teenager: Seven Positive Things You Can Do
Dealing with a rebellious teenager can be challenging. As a parent, you may feel frustrated and powerless. Unfortunately, teenagers don’t come with a user’s manual, but there are things you can do to help them through this challenging time. Here are the seven best tips to help you respond to a rebellious teenager: 1. Understand…Read More
10 Rules for Living (Peacefully) with a Teenage Daughter
Inevitably, most parents can attest to enduring the dreaded rebellious teenager phase. These teenage years can be challenging for both parents and their daughters. But if slamming doors, stomping feet, and endless eye-rolls are driving you crazy, there are things you can do to decrease the frustration. If you’re not quite sure what to do…Read More