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Cutting and Self-Harm: Symptoms and Prevention

A 2014 study from the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) reports that nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is most commonly found among adolescents and young adults. Many teenagers begin self-harm at the ages of 13 or 14. Self-harm is in relation to hurting or injuring oneself through various means such as cutting, hitting, bruising, or breaking. […]

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The Truth About Teenage Addiction: Statistics Infographic

Teenagers have more addictive substances available to them than even 10 years ago. No longer are parents only worried about protecting their children from the traditional substances they grew up around. While teens still abuse alcohol and drugs, a new terror has also entered into society and is starting to become a social norm. 2020 […]

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Signs, Symptoms, & Causes of Teen Depression & Suicide

What is teenage depression? Teen depression is a mental health disorder found in youths ages 12-17. It is an overwhelming feeling of sadness and solitude that can cause further adverse feelings and actions. Are you concerned that your teenager is acting differently? Maybe their moods have changed or their actions differ than how they were […]

What Is Considered Normal Teenage Behavior?

You made it through the newborn years. You survived the “terrible twos”. Now you’ve entered the teenage years and just don’t know what to do. Teenagers are completely different than children—and sometimes it feels like you don’t even know your own kids anymore. So, how do you determine what’s bad behavior and what’s normal teenage […]

Legal Risks Of Teen Sexting

Teens and tweens seem to be glued to their phones—surfing the Internet, engaging on social media platforms, and texting with friends. But what happens when some of those interactions take a dark turn, such as sexting? Unfortunately, sending sexually explicit messages over smart devices is more common than many parents might realize. And what sexting is varies from state to […]