Emotional Well Being Influenced by Healthy Family Relationships June 24, 2016
Healthy Family Relationships Influencing Your Emotions Some of us develop healthy family relationships, while others have more difficulty staying connected. Whether we have remained close to our families or not, they play a huge role in determining who we become, the interests we pursue, and the values we embody. Recent studies have found that healthy family relationships could play a large role in your mental health later in life. PsyBlog recently released an article discussing research...
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Fighting Teenage Suicidal Thoughts with a New Facebook Tool June 24, 2016
The US suicide rate has spiked at a 30-year high; this is troubling. This increase was in every age group--except older adults--meaning youth mental health should be under the spotlight right now. Something needs to be done to lower young adult and teenage suicidal thoughts in order to combat the rate of suicide. Facebook has taken a step towards that. The New York Times recently reported on Facebook’s new tool to help combat young adult and...
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Self-Stigma: Fueled by the Online Stigma of Mental Health June 23, 2016
The Online Stigma of Mental Health is Building Self-Stigma 1 in 5 people struggle with mental illness, but many of those people don’t seek help. Many people fear the idea of being diagnosis with a mental health issue. They fear the idea of seeing a counselor or therapist. But it’s not just fear that is preventing people from seeking help. The online stigma of mental health is driving people’s misconceptions of mental health. The majority of...
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A New Way of Developing Social Skills: Leka the Tiny Robot June 17, 2016
Who knew that the next great treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) would be a tiny, adorable, round robot? No, I’m not talking about BB-8 from the new Star Wars movie--this robot’s name is Leka. Live Science recently published an article discussing Leka’s importance in helping individuals with ASD with developing social skills. Leka’s mission is to engage with children with developmental disorders and help them start developing social skills. The creators of the tiny robot...
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Therapeutic Horseback Riding Being Used as Form of Therapy June 15, 2016
Equine therapy is a recently popular form of therapy that uses therapeutic horseback riding and animal interaction. It uses horse physiology and psychology to help regulate and heal human physiology and psychology. Therapeutic horseback riding is being used to treat patients dealing with mental disorders, behavioral disorders, and trauma. The use of therapeutic horseback riding has not only been helping patients, but also therapist in better understanding specific needs and techniques based on patient’s equine therapy...
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Importance of Art Education for Autism June 15, 2016
Importance of Art Education: The Arts Build Social Skills in Kids with Autism Recently, schools have been integrating students with high-functioning Autism into traditional classrooms. While this provides an abundance of benefits for autistic children and their peers, there can be challenges in regards to social interactions. Many people today, argue that there isn’t an importance of art education within school curriculum. People think that students only need to learn the basic fundamental skills such as,...
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Sleep Deprivation in Teens and School Struggles June 15, 2016
Sleep deprivation in teens has serious consequences. Depression, stress, anxiety, heart disease, and much more has been linked to not getting enough shuteye. Sleep deprivation in teens has the power to disrupt every aspect of a teenager’s life--school, work, and at home. It can cause your teen to be irritable, have trouble focusing, and disrupt the entire learning process. The fact that it interrupts your child’s education should be reason enough to intervene and help your...
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Reform School: A Relic of the Past June 11, 2016
Reform school was a last option for bad behavior back in the last 19th and early 20th century. Parents now have better options than reform school where teens can find long term solutions. The list below runs through parent options and the sort of teens they treat.  There are pros and cons to every option and weighing what you are looking for is the most important part of the process.  Are you looking for a long...
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How The Brain Manages Teen Depression June 11, 2016
Research Shows New Brain Area of Interest in Teen Depression The human brain is incredibly complex. Yet, breathing, eating, sleeping, and walking are all things that everyone needs to do on a regular basis. One would assume that because of this, everyone’s brain would have the same basic operating system that tells you how to do these simple functions. A recent article by Psych Central says otherwise. The article discusses new research that suggests that individuals...
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Risk of Depression Increases from Early Puberty for Girls June 7, 2016
The Negative Effects of Early Puberty for Girls Being a girl is difficult enough, let alone trying to figure out feminine products and why you suddenly have a crush on that boy you despised last week. Puberty for girls is occurring earlier and earlier within our society. Girls are going through bodily changes at an age where they have little to no understand of what puberty even is. While girls in the third or fourth grade...
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