Bipolar disorder can be misunderstood, especially for kids and teens. Teens often have swings in their moods and can feel “up and down.” When are these emotional rollercoasters indicative of normal teenage behavior versus bipolar disorder? This can be tricky and difficult to determine. Some of the things that we can look for are the […]
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Is Your Teenager Just Angry or Is It Something More?
We hear from parents who have issues with their children all the time at Fire Mountain. These issues range from drug addiction to depression and everything in between. One of the most common issues we hear about, however, is children and teens who seem to be angry all the time. They are angry at their […]
Prescription Drug Abuse In Teens
It seems now more than ever that people are using prescription drugs for reasons other than why their doctor prescribed them. This is especially affecting the younger generation as they continue to have more and more access to harmful prescription drugs every day. While parents may be concerned that their children are getting ahold of […]
Is Your Teenager At Risk For Pregnancy?
While all parents have to worry about their children going down the wrong path and getting involved in the use of drugs and alcohol, only about 50 percent of parents have to worry about their child getting pregnant at a young age. The thought of your little girl becoming a mother before she even has […]
Six Myths About Self-Harm
We talk to parents all the time who are worried about the wellbeing of their teenager. This fear stems from being unsure about how their child is coping with their stresses and responsibilities. With much talk surrounding self-harm in recent years, parents seem to be searching for more answers surrounding this coping mechanism. They want […]