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How School Affects Mental Health Among Teens

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Understanding how school affects mental health among teens is an important aspect of supporting your teen. School plays a crucial role in shaping the mental health of teenagers. This transformative period is marked by academic pressures, social dynamics, and the quest for identity, which can significantly influence a teen’s psychological well-being. Understanding and addressing these…


10 Benefits of Talk Therapy for Teens

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There are many benefits of talk therapy for teens, including improved emotional regulation, enhanced coping strategies for stress, and better communication skills. It provides a safe space for them to explore and understand their thoughts and feelings, aiding in the development of self-awareness and self-esteem. Moreover, it equips them with tools to manage mental health…


What to Do if You Find Drugs in Your Child’s Room

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If you find drugs in your child’s room, it is crucial to approach the situation calmly, initiate an open dialogue, and seek professional guidance. Immediate action is necessary, but hasty reactions can exacerbate the situation. Your primary objective should be to ensure the safety and well-being of your child. Discovering drugs in your child’s room…


How to Motivate a Depressed Teenager: A Parent’s Guide

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Depression is a serious and common mental health disorder affecting people of all ages, including teenagers. It’s estimated that one in five teenagers will experience depression at some point during their adolescence. As a parent, it can be difficult to watch your child struggle with depression, but there are ways to help motivate and support…


How to Improve Adolescent Mental Health

How to improve adolescent mental health

Mental health in adolescents refers to their emotional and psychological well-being. It also includes how they interact with others and build social relationships. Adolescent mental health should be a priority for families, schools, and society as problems continue to rise. A Harvard report claims the United States is in the middle of an adolescent mental health…


Managing Your Teens Mental Health This Holiday Season

Managing Your Teens Mental Health This Holiday Season - The Arrow House

Mental health issues among teenagers were on the rise before COVID-19 put the world on lockdown. Since that time, teens mental health has become a national concern. Mental Health America (MHA) reports that 15% of teens between 12 and 17 had at least one major depressive episode in the previous year. This is an increase of…


7 Thanksgiving Mental Health Tips for Teens

Thanksgiving Mental Health Tips for Teens - The Arrow House

The holidays for some teens can mean relaxing, hanging out with family, and overeating home-cooked meals. For other teens, however, it increases stressors and triggers, potentially leading to relapse. Maintaining recovery takes work and involves making mental health a priority. Thanksgiving mental health tips can help teens manage the stress that comes with the holiday…


The Importance of Family Systems for Teens

The Importance of Family Systems for Teens - The Arrow House

Recent statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) show that one in six American youth experiences a mental health disorder annually. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among those between 10 and 14. NAMI notes that teens with mental health issues are twice as likely to drop out of high school and three…


Most Common Teen Co-occurring Disorders

Most Common Teen Co-Occurring Disorders - The Arrow House

Both mental health and substance use disorders affect not only the teen but also their friends and family. Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between what is typical teen behavior and something more serious. You don’t know if their mood and behavior changes are due to substance misuse, lack of sleep, or hormones. You…


6 Tips for Teens With Stress and Mental Health Issues

6 Tips For Stress and Mental Health Issues - The Arrow House

Stress and mental health issues are prominent among teenagers in America today. According to the American Psychological Association, stress significantly impacts teens’ mental health. While most teens are resilient, they are still human and have limits on how much pressure they can handle. Read this short list of teen stressors and add any others that aren’t on…