Category Archives: Parents

Is a Psychiatric Hospital the Right Choice for Teens With Depression?

How Much Support Does My Child Need? When your teenager receives a diagnosis for a mood disorder like depression – known by mental health disorder as major depressive disorder – the first thing you want to know is what you should do. Do you listen to the people who say mental health disorders are all […]

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National Parents Day 2021: Sunday July 25th

Happy National Parent’s Day Moms and Dads! We have Mother’s Day in May and Father’s Day in June. Did you know we have National Parent’s Day in July? It’s true: we do. In 1994, President Clinton proposed that every fourth Sunday of July should serve as a special day to acknowledge the importance parents hold […]

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When to Seek Help for a Depressed Teenager

Does My Adolescent Need Treatment for Depression? The teenage years present problems for parents on virtually every level imaginable. With the arrival of puberty – when physical and sexual characteristics mature – children enter a period of psychological, emotional, and behavioral change. This period between childhood and adulthood is known as adolescence. Adolescence is, by […]

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Real-Life Support Helps More Than Social Media, Study Says

Adolescents are social creatures who need social outlets to stay healthy. Many teens rely on social media to connect with others. It’s free, widely used, and easily accessible. And while social media is a reliable source of support for teens, a new study shows it’s less effective than real-life support. Social support provides a sense […]

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Digital Dating Abuse Among Teens

With each passing year, more and more adolescent development occurs digitally, through online and virtual spaces. This is, of course, a function of the digital age. Before adults rush to condemn the fact that for adolescents, many developmental milestones, breakthroughs, and foundational experiences occur online, we should pause, and look to our own lives to […]

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Evolve Treatment Centers for Teens Opens in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evolve Treatment Centers is pleased to announce its expansion of mental health programs for teens with the opening of a new residential treatment center in Sacramento. Opening in July 2021, Evolve Arden Oaks Residential Treatment Center treats adolescents ages 12-17 who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, self-harming behavior, suicidal ideation, or […]

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Social Media Can Lead to Anxiety in Teens

Can Anxiety Be a Sign of Bipolar Disorder? Adults with teenage children have a tendency to blame social media for every behavior they don’t like to see in their teens. They cite excess social media use for changes in the way their kids dress and talk. They say it leads to changes in their interests […]

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Rehab for Teenage Depression: How It Works and Why It Helps

When your teenager receives a diagnosis for depression, their psychiatrist or therapist typically recommends a course of treatment. Some teens with depression may respond to once-a-week with their therapist. For those teens, the process is simple: you schedule appointments, take your teen to therapy, and monitor progress by keeping an eye on your teen and […]

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A Day in the Life: Residential Treatment at Evolve

If you’re the parent of a teenager with a serious mental health, substance use, or behavioral disorder, you know they need professional treatment. If their situation is serious enough, they may have received a referral for immersive treatment at a residential treatment center (RTC). A teen residential treatment center is an appropriate therapeutic option for […]

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