How To Talk To Teens About Mental Health
16April

How To Talk To Teens About Mental HealthHow To Talk To Teens About Mental HealthHow To Talk To Teens About Mental Health

By Family First Adolescent Services

Post-millennial teens are the first generation of kids to have smartphones and tablets within easy reach since birth. This a radically different experience from their parents, teens of the 80s and 90s whose parents controlled and often supervised...

Post-millennial teens are the first generation of kids to have smartphones and tablets within easy reach since birth. This a radically different experience from their parents, teens of the 80s and 90s whose parents controlled and often supervised their use of household technology....

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Social Media, Mental Health and Your Teen
16April

Social Media, Mental Health and Your TeenSocial Media, Mental Health and Your TeenSocial Media, Mental Health and Your Teen

By Family First Adolescent Services

Statistics show that in 2015, approximately 3 million teens had at least one depressive episode that year, and at least 2 million experienced depression that affected their ability to function in their normal day. While this number represents a...

Statistics show that in 2015, approximately 3 million teens had at least one depressive episode that year, and at least 2 million experienced depression that affected their ability to function in their normal day. While this number represents a little more than 7% of all American...

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Adderall Abuse The Study Drug
16April

Adderall Abuse The Study DrugAdderall Abuse The Study DrugAdderall Abuse The Study Drug

By Family First Adolescent Services

Adderall: What Every Parent Should Know As a parent, particularly of a teenager, you worry about addiction because it affects such an alarming segment of the youth in the United States. Adderall has become an increasingly consumed drug among...

Adderall: What Every Parent Should Know As a parent, particularly of a teenager, you worry about addiction because it affects such an alarming segment of the youth in the United States. Adderall has become an increasingly consumed drug among teenagers. For this reason, it is imperative...

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The Consequences of Teenage Marijuana Use
16April

The Consequences of Teenage Marijuana UseThe Consequences of Teenage Marijuana UseThe Consequences of Teenage Marijuana Use

By Family First Adolescent Services

While the debate as to the extent that marijuana damages a teenage user’s developing brain rages on (with many studies in the affirmative), there is no doubt that the effects of addiction can have catastrophic effects on the quality of life...

While the debate as to the extent that marijuana damages a teenage user’s developing brain rages on (with many studies in the affirmative), there is no doubt that the effects of addiction can have catastrophic effects on the quality of life of not only the addict, but his or her...

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Activities for Teens: Developing Strong Behavioral Health
16April

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By Family First Adolescent Services

A psychologically healthy person is involved in their community as well as the world around them. Our cultural landscape is overflowing with information and distractions. At face value, many of these distractions seem harmless. But the cumulative...

A psychologically healthy person is involved in their community as well as the world around them. Our cultural landscape is overflowing with information and distractions. At face value, many of these distractions seem harmless. But the cumulative effect can cause people to be deeply...

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Experiential Therapy: Healing Emotional Wounds
16April

Experiential Therapy: Healing Emotional WoundsExperiential Therapy: Healing Emotional WoundsExperiential Therapy: Healing Emotional Wounds

By Family First Adolescent Services

Untreated Emotional Wounds [A Life Sentence] Emotional wounds are stubborn and persistent. If left untreated they can shadow us throughout life - encouraging negative behavior, mental illness, and unhealthy coping mechanisms (such as drug...

Untreated Emotional Wounds [A Life Sentence] Emotional wounds are stubborn and persistent. If left untreated they can shadow us throughout life - encouraging negative behavior, mental illness, and unhealthy coping mechanisms (such as drug addiction and alcoholism). When struggling to...

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Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?
16April

Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?

By Family First Adolescent Services

While depression may feel like an unbearable burden for those who struggle with it, recent scientific research indicates that there is a silver lining. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at the struggles that parents face when...

While depression may feel like an unbearable burden for those who struggle with it, recent scientific research indicates that there is a silver lining. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at the struggles that parents face when confronted with a depressed teenager....

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
16April

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

By Family First Adolescent Services

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means...

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means that dysfunctional behaviors modeled during...

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