How Does Drug Abuse Affect Your Mental Health?

  It is well known that drugs have a significant impact on our physical and mental health in the short term. Depending on the substance, even short-term drug abuse can have long-term effects on your physical and mental health as well. That’s why it is crucial for someone who is suffering from drug or alcohol […]

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Spring and Mental Health: How This New Season Can Affect You

For the next several weeks, warmer spring weather will appear more frequently in Minnesota. With temperatures rising and longer days ahead, this seasonal change can have a significant impact on a person’s mental health. The shorter, colder days of winter can put a heavier strain on the human mind, especially one that is overcoming a […]

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Effects of Stress on Teens & How Parents Can Help

Stressed teenagers have puzzled parents since the dawn of time. From overly emotional teens to those with bad attitudes, parents are concerned about their teens’ overall well-being. In this blog, we’ll explore teenage stress and how parents can help teens manage this difficult time in their lives. Effects of Teenage Stress Stress can have many […]

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Winter Mental Health Tips For Adolescents

The limited daylight hours, gray skies, and cold weather that coats Minnesota in February can take a serious emotional toll. These factors can have an even greater impact on a teenager’s mental health this winter. The limited daylight hours, gray skies, and cold weather that coats Minnesota in February can take a serious emotional toll. […]

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What Are Signs of Depression in Teens?

As a parent, the thought of your teenager struggling with depression can be heart-wrenching. So naturally, you want to do everything you can to protect and support your child. But it can be challenging to know how to help if you’re not sure what’s going on. The signs of depression in teens can also be […]

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Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction in Teens

When Medication Leads to Substance Use Disorder All types of drug use can be a threat to your child’s physical and mental health, and unfortunately, prescription drug misuse is rising in teen circles. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in 2021 about 4.4% of 12th graders reported misusing prescription drugs within the past […]

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Why Do Teens Abuse Drugs? Helpful Tips for Parents

No parent wants to see their child self-destruct with unhealthy habits. Drug abuse is one of the worst problems affecting teenagers across the country. Today, parents with children abusing illegal or prescription drugs often struggle with finding help to stop the addiction. Here are some reasons why your child may be using drugs to better […]

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How to Talk So Teens Will Listen

It can be challenging to know how to talk so teens will listen. Of course, you want them to feel comfortable coming to you with anything on their mind, but they might be hesitant if they don’t think you’ll understand. The key is finding the right approach and using communication methods that work for you […]

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How to Prepare for Family Therapy

All families struggle with conflict and communication issues from time to time. Every person in a family is an individual, even if together those individuals make up one family unit. This means each family member will have their own unique challenges, perspectives, and opinions. However, resolving conflict and communicating more clearly with one another does […]

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How to Find Out If Your Teenager Is Using Drugs

Being a teenager is a unique and exciting stage in life, but one that comes with an abundance of changes; bodies are developing, hormones are fluctuating, and navigating the social realm of middle and high school is more challenging. While it’s completely normal for your teenager to go through changes during these years, certain changes […]

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