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Teen Blog

Hear straight from our therapists and fellow teens on how to overcome life’s toughest challenges.

Welcome to Evolve and our world of resources built especially for teens like you.

First, let’s be real: You’re not alone. There are times that we all struggle with life’s challenges, especially during our teenage years. These years can be messy, and certainly not like the perfectly filtered world of social media.

Whether you’re dealing with bullying, some form of addiction, or something even more threatening like trafficking, we can help.

But sometimes, it’s just a matter of seeing an article on the right topic or hearing from someone your age who’s faced and overcome the challenges currently getting you down. Wherever you find yourself in your mental health journey, the team at Evolve is here for you.

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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Aggression in Teens

When You Feel Like Punching a Wall, Read This First

Remember when the San Francisco Giants were playing the Miami Marlins in the summer of 2018?  Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland blew a save—essentially causing his team to lose the game. In frustration, he punched a wall. He fractured his right hand in the process and couldn’t play for weeks on end. Punching things, breaking things, throwing things out of frustration—some businesses have even found a way to monetize these common

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Is It Normal For Teens to Watch Porn
Internet & Social Media

Is It Normal For Teens to Watch Porn & What Are The Effects?

If you’re a teenager reading this article, the chances are you’ve already watched porn. It may have been on your phone, laptop, tablet, or – as the classic response goes – you happened to maybe see some pictures on your friend’s phone that one time. Whatever the case may be for you, research shows that in answer to the question, “do teens watch porn?” about 67% of 13-year-old boys and

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My Friend Told Me They Want to Die. What Should I Do?

You’re a teen, and you’re having a late-night DMC with your friend. In the midst of the conversation, he or she admits they’ve thought about dying. It may have come out as a casual confession or a tearful admission. Whatever it is and however it came out, it’s clear to you they’re thinking about suicide. When a friend admits they want to die, it may be a nerve-wracking situation for

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Getting Help

Thinking of Running Away From Home? Here’s What You Can Do Instead

You hate your life. You’re thinking of running away. Is it a Good Idea to Run Away From Home? First, we’re first going to be a little honest here. It may be really, really difficult to run away from home for good. While the idea sounds great in theory, reality may be wildly different than what you’re imagining. For one thing, living on the streets is tough. Single adolescents or

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