Author Archives: Yael Klein

About Yael Klein

Originally from California, Yael combines her background in English and Psychology in her role as Content Writer for Evolve Treatment Centers.

Why Is My Teen so Mean to Me? Part 5: Support for Parents

In this series of articles on teen defiance and chronic conflicts with parents called “Why Is My Teen So Mean to Me?” we’ve discussed the root causes of some of the most challenging behavioral issues teens develop. We’ve shared what kinds of treatment are available. We discussed immersive mental health treatment programs, such as intensive […]

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Divorced? How To Co-Parent Effectively When a Teen is in Treatment

In the 21st century, divorce is common. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), about 40 to 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. At the same time, statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that millions of teens around the world have been diagnosed with an emotional, mental, or behavioral […]

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Am I Hearing Voices? Teens and Auditory Hallucinations

If you think you’re hearing voices, you may be wondering what’s going on. You also might be a bit nervous. Are you actually hearing voices? And if so, why are you hearing them? First, know that this experience is more common than you think. Researchers estimate that between 5% and 28% of the entire population […]

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Kate Atwood Dispels Two Myths About Childhood Loss and Grief

In a recent Ted Talk, grief specialist Kate Atwood spoke about the topic of childhood loss and grief. The statistics on childhood loss are alarming. For example, did you know that one in fourteen children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they turn eighteen? In some states that […]

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This Movement on Instagram Might Help You Stay Sober

We’ve talked a lot about social media in our blogs and articles. We’ve covered the dangers for teens and the ways it can help teens. Most content about social media and teens focuses on the negative aspects. Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. Kik. Twitter. AskFM. On all of these sites, teens frequently glorify drugs and alcohol, partying, […]

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Why Is My Teen so Mean to Me? Part 4: Treatment for Teens

This series discusses teens with behavioral challenges. We’ve shared the causes of parental defiance and the co-occurring mental health issues that your teen might also be struggling with. Now, we’re going to talk about what treatment options are available—for your teen. Treatment for teens with behavioral challenges usually involves a multi-faceted approach. This can include […]

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How to Treat Psychosis or Schizophrenia in Teens

If your teen has a mental health issue involving psychosis, it’s undoubtedly a nerve-wracking time.  Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, PTSD, and even depression or anxiety can involve frightening psychotic episodes. Teens can start hallucinating. They can start entertaining delusions, such as thinking they have certain powers, or someone is watching or following them. They can become […]

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Help! I Think My Teen is Hallucinating

When a teen sees, hears, or feels things that aren’t real, they are hallucinating. “When we say reality, we mean ‘consensus reality,’ because everyone’s reality is different, of course,” clarifies Lauren Cona, LCSW, Program Director at Evolve Residential Treatment Center in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Cona has years of experience working with adolescents struggling […]

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Prevalence of School Bullying in Santa Barbara: How Parents Can Help

Public school students in most school districts in California take the California Healthy Kids Survey every year. This is a confidential, anonymous self-report survey that asks elementary and secondary school students about safety at school, support, academic involvement, substance use, and mental health issues. Many of the questions ask students about their experiences of bullying […]

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