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The Benefits of a Treatment Center for Boys

Residential treatment programs for boys are a unique type of mental health support that can provide teens with more targeted solutions for mental health. All-boy facilities can provide a broad array of services that include behavioral therapy and treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. At Ascend, we have a boy-only residential facility, Trails…

How Can Depression Affect the Family System

How Does Depression Affect the Family System?

Depression can be fairly common among teenagers, but the signs are often overlooked. Moodiness is viewed as a normal teen phase, and many parents just count the years until their child’s hormones level out. However, it’s important to note the differences between the usual teen rebellion and depressive disorders, as more serious mental health conditions…

understanding gender pronouns

Understanding Gender Pronouns

Some individuals feel that gendered pronouns like “he” or “she” don’t reflect who they are. Because they want to choose pronouns that more accurately reflect their experience, many people choose to use alternative gender pronouns. Making gender more inclusive is an important step to supporting the mental health of transgender and non-binary people. If you’re…

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Your Kids Aren’t Bad — Just Misunderstood | Understanding Disruptive Behavior

Disruptive behavior involving aggression, violence, illegal activity, or substance use, can be challenging for parents. You might even find that the more you try to redirect their behavior, the more your child rebels against you. You want to support your teen if they’re struggling with their mental health, but you don’t want to encourage harmful…