Category Archives: Parents

Teens with Body Dysmorphic Disorder May Benefit from Inpatient Treatment

No one is perfect. Not even close. However, our culture celebrates perfection. Although everyone knows no one is perfect, no one will ever be perfect, and knows the pursuit of perfection is bound to end up in frustration, millions of us still chase perfection as if it were an attainable goal. What we’re talking about […]

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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 Sunday, 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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April is National Minority Health Month

This month is National Minority Health Month. National Minority Health Month has its origins in April 1915, when Dr. Booker T. Washington instituted the first National Minority Health Month in an effort to encourage members of the African-American community to better take care of their health. He asked local health departments, schools, places of worship, […]

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