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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How to Help Teenage Anxiety at Bedtime

Does My Teenager Have Insomnia? Insomnia is a common sleep disorder, which can make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. Teenagers usually experience changes in their circadian rhythm during adolescence. For this reason, they may have the urge to go to sleep later and wake up later than they once did. Although this […]

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When to Seek Adolescent Therapy in Burnsville

Parents are often blindsided by the changes that occur when their normally happy, easy going child hits puberty. While many kids mature and pass through adolescence without incident – for the most part, others seem to hit puberty like a car crashing into a brick wall. When this happens – that once sweet little girl […]

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Family Therapy in Minnesota – Seasonal Affective Disorder

Part I – Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) While some people look forward to the cooler temperatures and the skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities that accompany abundant snowfall, others dread the approach of winter for other reasons. For these individuals, the change of seasons brings on a pronounced level of depression. While the exact […]

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September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

If you found this article while you were actively seeking help because you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone who is, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 or call 911. The month of September is dedicated to instilling hope, encouraging open dialog, and preventing suicide. While the Center […]

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