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…

ADHD and addiction in teens

ADHD and Addiction

What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder of the brain which is identified by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development, especially in school while young. Kids with ADHD are more prone to being made fun of and isolated by peers for being disruptive or socially inappropriate,…

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…

teen anxiety

The Realities of Teen Anxiety

A current documentary that was made for PBS is entitled “It’s ‘Just’ Anxiety”, and this movie couldn’t have been given a more ironic title. Whenever you do a news search on teen anxiety, a lot of stories will pop up, because teenagers are suffering from it now worse than ever. It was even a cover story…