Author Archives: Angus Whyte

About Angus Whyte

Angus is a writer from Atlanta, GA who writes about behavioral health, adolescent development, education, and mindfulness practices like yoga, tai chi, and meditation.

What Level of Inpatient Treatment is Right for My Teen Who Is Cutting?

Inpatient and Residential Treatment Helps Teens Who Engage in Cutting When you learn that your teenager is cutting, it probably comes as a shock. You may be at a total loss. The behavior most people call cutting – which mental health professionals call non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) – is not easy to understand, at first. However, […]

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2021: April is Stress Awareness Month

Each year, a group of non-profit wellness and mental health awareness organizations sponsor National Stress Awareness Month during the month of April. Along with Stress Awareness Month, they also promote a National Stress Awareness Day. This year we observe Stress Awareness Day on Monday, April 18th. Last year at this time – mid-April 2020 – […]

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Does My Child Need Inpatient Treatment?

 How to Decide if Your Child Needs an Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Program Every teen with a mental health, behavioral, or alcohol/substance use disorder is unique. The same is true of any disorder for which they receive a clinical diagnosis. Each disorder develops in different ways for different reasons. A mental health disorder – a […]

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How to Find the Top Adolescent Residential Treatment Centers

Search Tips for Parents: The Best Residential Programs for Teens If your adolescent child receives a diagnosis for a mental health, behavioral, or substance use disorder and their therapist or psychiatrist recommends residential treatment, it’s not always easy to know where to start your search for a high-quality residential facility that specializes in treating and […]

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The Value of Depression Centers for Teens

Depression Treatment for Teens Can Save Lives Parents of teens have to play detective all the time. Most of us understand why. At a certain point – which is different for each individual – teens change the way they communicate with their parents. It doesn’t happen with every teen, and the communication rarely stops completely. […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

In 1987, a non-profit organization called the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) – first founded in 1944 as the National Committee for Education on Alcoholism (NCEA) – initiated the first annual Alcohol Awareness Month. Between 1987 and 2019, the NCADD hosted Alcohol Awareness Month to accomplish the following goals: Increase awareness about […]

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Teens and Trauma: What Are the Best Therapies and Treatments?

Therapies for Adolescent PTSD and Early Trauma We recently published an article here called “Behavioral Health Treatment Centers Help Teens Overcome Trauma.” That article offered an overview of what trauma is and how trauma can lead to long-term, adverse physical, psychological, social, and emotional consequences. We then presented the fundamentals of a framework for processing, […]

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