Adolescence can be a risky period in terms of mental health. This is so because while the teenage brain is maturing, adolescents are also facing a lot of challenges and changes in a short period of time. Promoting good teenage mental health begins at home and a parent or guardian’s love and support goes a … Read moreRehabilitation for Eating Disorders: Getting Started
How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder Right now someone in the United States is realizing for the first time that a loved one—a teenage son or daughter—is struggling with an eating disorder. Perhaps there were warning signs along the way, or maybe the revelation hit all at once. Either way, there’s no denying the … Read moreHow to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder
Eating Disorder Warning Signs in Adolescents 30 million. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), that’s how many people – of all ages, genders and ethnicities – suffer from an eating disorder in the United States alone. While this figure is already alarming enough, the ANAD also reports that eating … Read moreDoes My Child Have an Eating Disorder?
Can My Child be Anorexic But Not Underweight? Parents often worry about anorexia, but if their child isn’t underweight most won’t realize that an eating disorder has already started. Some experts have even noted an increase in “normal weight” teens being admitted to hospitals for eating disorder treatment. They can already be suffering from the … Read moreCan My Child be Anorexic But Not Underweight?
Adolescence can be a risky period in terms of mental health. This is so because while the teenage brain is maturing, adolescents are also facing a lot of challenges and changes in a short period of time. Promoting good teenage mental health begins at home and a parent or guardian’s love and support goes a … Read moreHow to Boost Your Adolescent’s Mental Health in 2019
As a parent of an adolescent, you may be in the ‘transition’ season. Gone are the days when your child would cling on to you every single second of the day and instead, they are forming their own lives and making connections outside of the home. This, however, doesn’t mean that you no longer have … Read moreStaying Connected with Your Adolescent
The Holiday season is brimming with many opportunities to create meaningful memories with your kids. As society becomes more centered on creating curated snapshots and pricey gifts, it’s incredibly important to remember that the Holiday season is not about the material gifts but rather meaningful moments that they will remember until they are older. Associating … Read moreHow to Make it a Meaningful and Memorable Christmas For You and Your Kids
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a song that we constantly hear all throughout the holiday season and is reinforced by the many Hallmark movies we watch and the commercials we see on screen. Social media is also filled with bright cheer and this only shows that as human beings – we … Read moreCreating a Positive Environment in Your Home for the Holiday Season
Body Dysmorphia: Explained By a Sufferer According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD or simply body dysmorphia) is a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one’s appearance. The disorder frequently comes along with eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, however, an … Read moreBody Dysmorphia: Explained By a Sufferer
A Letter From a Sibling of a Suicidal Teenager Regarding the Effects of 13 Reasons Why I come from a dysfunctional family, but who doesn’t? Dysfunction affects the poor and the most affluent, as was graphically displayed on the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, to much backlash and criticism. I happen to come from the upper-lower class, a bitter-sweet … Read moreA Letter From a Sibling 13 Reasons Why