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Understanding the Biology and Genetics of Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety & Mood Disorders

Is Mental Illness Genetic? Genetic Factors Explored

Are mental illnesses inherited or are they a result of a person’s environment? This question drives scientific investigations, shapes conversations in society, and affects how people view mental health. But finding the answer isn’t simple. Below, we’ll explore this issue, considering how genetics, environment, and personal experiences all play a role. What is Mental Illness?  Mental illness refers to a wide range of conditions that affect a person’s thinking, mood,

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Relationships During Teen Dating
Relationships and Dating

Empowering Teens: Navigating Relationships During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness and promoting prevention of dating violence among teenagers. Statistics show that 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. will experience some form of dating abuse, and this month is a great time for education and empowerment.  Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month was established to highlight the importance of healthy relationships during adolescence. It’s a time to educate

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Eating Disorders
Health & Exercise

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating disorders impact millions of people worldwide. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, “An estimated 9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime.” February 28th marks the beginning of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, a crucial time for spotlighting this critical issue. This week is dedicated to educating the public about the realities of eating disorders,

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teen girl listens to therapist
Parents

7 Benefits of Partial Day IOP Treatment for Teens & Adolescents

Teenage mental health issues affect millions of young people around the globe, leaving many feeling isolated, hopeless, and lost. It’s easy to see why so many teenagers struggle with their mental health; dealing with everything from academic stress and social pressures to the ever-increasing demands of the digital age makes it difficult to feel stable and whole.  If your teen deals with a mental health condition, we know you want

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A well-rested teen after a good night's sleep
Parents

5 Ways Teens Benefit from Full Day PHP Treatment 

Adolescence is a challenging time for everyone. The teen years are full of self-discovery and growth, but many teenagers also struggle deeply. Addiction and mental health issues are some of the most common — and life-altering — obstacles that teens face.  If your teen needs help conquering substance abuse, a mental health condition, or a combination of both, the full-day Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Evolve can be a transformative

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6 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health During Mental Wellness Month

January is Mental Wellness Month, and it couldn’t come at a better time.  Mental Wellness Month was established to focus attention on mental health and well-being. It’s reported that 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience some form of mental illness each year. The period following the holiday season can be particularly challenging for many, with increased rates of seasonal depression, loneliness, and post-holiday blues.  The start of the

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How to Handle Teen Lying
Family & Home Life

What Parents Should Do When Their Teenager Lies to Them

Let’s cut to the chase: teen lying happens. It’s almost one hundred percent certain your teenager has lied or will lie to you about something at some point during their teen years. A prerequisite for learning anything of value from this article is admitting that fact to yourself. And yes: it’s not without a sense of irony that the first important point we offer about teen lying is that you

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kid with dyslexia
Parents

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Learning disabilities are not merely challenges but are also part of the diverse tapestry that makes up human cognition and learning styles. Each year, a month is dedicated to not only understanding these disabilities but also to appreciating the unique strengths and perspectives that they bring. In 1985, former President Ronald Reagan deemed October as the national Learning Disabilities Awareness Month.   Because Evolve Treatment Centers are devoted to educating and

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depression
Parents

Depression Awareness Month

  October stands out not just for its autumnal charm but for its profound significance in the mental health community. It’s the month when attention is drawn to the silent yet pervasive struggle that many young minds confront – depression. While this mental health condition has gained more recognition in society, more can and should be done to elevate and educate. That is why we want to share with you

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ADHD Awareness Month (October 2023)
Parents

ADHD Awareness Month

Amidst the vast spectrum of human cognition and behavior, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) emerges as a significant, yet often misinterpreted, facet. October 2023 presents another pivotal juncture, celebrating ADHD Awareness Month, where we strive for clearer understanding and dispelling myths. While ADHD Awareness Month positively contributes to a better understanding of this unique condition, there is still room for breaking down barriers. That is why Evolve Treatment Centers is committed to

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