My teen is giving me the silent treatment. Help!

It is disorienting, as a parent, to go from your chatty child who tells you about every minute detail of their life to a distant teenager who doesn’t want anything to do with you. Sometimes, teens can take this to the extreme and give you the silent treatment. Teens give their parents the silent treatment…

An overview of mental health treatment options

Three types of mental health treatment Mental health care has access to three different types of treatments that work: Medication, Therapies, and Rehab Services. A combination of all three of these options usually creates the best results for anyone struggling with mental illness. These mental health treatment options are important to understand if you or…

Does virtual therapy really work?

For many teens, the thought of sitting in a therapist’s office may sound excruciating. Pouring out their feelings to a stranger may feel like being asked to move mountains. And for you, the parent, dragging them across town to a session, waiting for an hour in the car, just to drive your eye-rolling teen back…

A Parents Guide to Raising Responsible Teens

The goal of parenting teens is to create responsible adults who are equipped with tools that will enable them to make wise choices throughout life. Responsible teens feel good about themselves. The best way we can do this is by allowing teens to own their problems and the solutions to those problems. Teens who enter…

Measurement-based care is essential for the future of mental health

Current lack of measurement-based care If you were to break your arm and go to a hospital, you would see a doctor and receive a standard treatment protocol for your arm that likely wouldn’t be too different from what any other doctor or facility would recommend. Your recovery would be monitored, and you would have…

Which teen parenting style do you use?

Parenting teenagers can bring out the best and worst in us. Knowing which parenting style you tend to use when you’re upset, anxious, annoyed, or trying to cope with your teen growing up can be a game-changer. Which style do you use? Four styles of parenting 1. The Helicopter The helicopter parent makes a lot…

5 problems in mental health care that we can fix

In the US, we currently have 1 trained therapist per 20 people in need. According to NIMH, this is more than enough therapists to ensure that every person in need of care can receive the appropriate treatment for their illnesses. If this is the case, why are so many people still not getting the care…

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