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How to Talk to Teens About Electronic Cigarettes

How to Talk to Teens About Electronic Cigarettes The number of high schools seniors who report using e-cigarettes grew by more than 10% between 2017 and 2018. Now, more than 37% of these teenagers have used an e-cigarette in the preceding 12 months. The use among younger teens has grown as well. As many as one in every ten eighth graders has tried vaping…

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The Connection Between Television and Violence in Children

The Connection Between Television and Violence in Children Parents have worried about the effect of television on children essentially since the invention of the television. As such, scientists have conducted many studies to see what effect, if any, different types of show and movies have on children. The results have overwhelmingly shown that exposure to violent visual media correlates with an increase in violent…

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Can Certain Foods Help Depression and Anxiety?

Can Certain Foods Help Depression and Anxiety? If you’ve ever had one too many cups of coffee and felt your heart racing soon after, you may have noticed the connection between food and mood. After all, a racing heart can lead to racing thoughts and panic attacks. Similarly, increased caffeine intake can cause a lack of sleep and depressed mood the next day. Caffeine…

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How Teens Grieve Differently Than Adults

How Teens Grieve Differently Than Adults If a teenager who you love recently experienced loss, you know how hard it is to watch them struggle with grief. You may feel helpless and wish there was an easy way to take the pain away. Although the sadness may last a long time and the road to recovery is not easy, you can help your teenager…

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How to Improve Your Mood With Behavior Change Theory

How to Improve Your Mood With Behavior Change Theory People with and without mental illnesses experience mood shifts as reactions to the world around them. For example, a hectic day at work can leave people feeling stressed or a fight with a loved one can leave lingering anger. It’s essential to examine how you react to these difficult days. Think of a time in…

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Are Anger, Anxiety, and Depression Related?

Are Anger, Anxiety, and Depression Related? Depression and anxiety disorders are the two most common types of mental health illnesses in the country. Each year, 40 million adults in the United States live with anxiety disorders and 16.2 million adults in the country experience depression. Many children and teens also suffer from these disorders each year. Despite the relative prevalence of each of depression…

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The Future of Treating of Emotional Imbalance

The Future of Treating of Emotional Imbalance

The Future of Treating of Emotional Imbalance Emotional balance occurs when you process all the emotions that come your way for appropriate amounts of time. People who have this type of balance feel their emotions fully, process them, and then move on with their lives. Furthermore, people in this state do not experience struggles between their emotional and logical sides. These sides are in…

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Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month What Exactly is Mental Health Awareness? Each year, 1 in 5 American adults live with mental illness and 1 in 25 have severe mental illness. Furthermore, 21.4 percent of teens and 13 percent of children experience mental illness. With numbers like these, the chances are that everyone knows somebody who needs psychological treatment. Despite the prevalence of mental illness,…

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How Relationships Impact Your Mental Health

How Relationships Impact Your Mental Health Humans are social beings, and most of us understand the value and importance of social connections. Relationships give us entertainment, guidance, assistance and, perhaps most importantly, they support you so you don’t have to face the world alone. A recent study done by UNC Chapel Hill suggests that social relationships may also impact your physical health and consequently…

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Parenting & The Morning Routine

Parenting & The Morning Routine Are weekday mornings super stressful at your house? Here are some ways you can help the start to your family's day go a little more smoothly and less hectic. Prepare the night before. One of the best ways to have a good morning is do what you can the night before to prepare for the following day. For example,…

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