Mental illness in teens

What it Means for Teens to Live With Mental Illness

Teen years can be challenging for both adolescents and their parents. Hormones are raging, emotions are running high, and everyone involved seems at a loss for what to do. A teen’s poor attitude may prompt parents to inflict punishments for misbehavior when it’s actually mental illness that’s the root of the problem. Learning how to…

negative self talk

What is Negative Self-Talk & How Can You Redirect It?

Negative self-talk is a stressful and often involuntary form of self-criticism. These are thoughts that can be self-deprecating and may even contribute to or stem from mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. If your teen often expresses negative thoughts about themselves, their inner monologue is likely destructive. In this post, we’ll discuss…

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…