signs of progress for mental health

Signs of Progress for Mental Health | 45 Days at Ascend

For teens who struggle with substance abuse or their mental health, residential treatment can have a lasting impact. Spending time away from the triggers that created their problems in a supportive environment can help teens learn the healthy coping skills they need. The length of time in treatment for each individual varies based on a…

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What Are Triggers of Trauma Memories in Teens?

Teens who struggle with trauma disorders can have difficulty succeeding in school, forming healthy relationships, and developing into independent, mature adults. However, specialized treatment programs can help teens who have experienced traumatic events heal.  Understanding what trauma triggers are can help you support your teen as they work through the impact of past trauma and…

red haired girl hides her face because of teen depression

Understanding Teen Depression

It is difficult to wrap one’s head around the idea of teen depression. After all, we were all teenagers once, and for most of us, there was no such thing. Unfortunately, it is real. Teen depression is a mental health problem where a teenager experiences feelings of despair, sadness, hopelessness, and/or anger for a long…

teenage depression and social media

Teenage Depression and Social Media

With teens dealing with depression, social media can be a double-edged sword, and indeed in today’s world there’s even the term “social media anxiety.” Some reports say spending too much time on social media can increase teenage depression, while other reports show how social media can help if it’s used correctly. One of the conundrums…