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Study Finds Link Between Loneliness and Poor Sleep in Young Adults

Study Finds Link Between Loneliness and Poor Sleep in Young Adults

February 12, 2018

Feeling lonely is an experience that one can feel even if friends and family are around. Some experts define loneliness as the distressing feeling that people experience when they perceive their relationships to be inadequate. For whatever reason, the relationships that a person has isn’t meeting their need for connection. Recently, a study done in London identified…

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When to Seek Adolescent Mental Health Treatment

When to Seek Adolescent Mental Health Treatment

February 5, 2018

Now that your child is a teenager, you’ve probably started handing over the reins when it comes to making health decisions. Your teen can decide for him- or herself when they need to take an over-the-counter pain reliever for a headache. And unless physical health symptoms are severe, you might leave it up to them…

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9 Common Misconceptions About Adolescent Mental Illness

9 Common Misconceptions About Adolescent Mental Illness

January 29, 2018

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding mental illness. This is particularly true when the mental health conditions affect children and teenagers. Take a look through this list of nine common misconceptions about adolescent mental illness and see if you believed any of the fallacies. Even better, make it a point to point others in the right…

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Here’s How Journaling Can Benefit Teens

Here’s How Journaling Can Benefit Teens

January 22, 2018

You might already know that journaling is a great outlet. It’s recommended for anyone, from children to adults, who wants to relax, become more grateful, and get to know themselves better. If you have a teenager who is struggling with stress, strong emotions, or other similar issues, encourage them to start writing in a journal.…

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7 Awesome Perks to Living A Sober Life

7 Awesome Perks to Living A Sober Life

January 15, 2018

Getting past an addiction is difficult, and you might sometimes wonder if you have what it takes. The answer is yes, you do. Check out these seven perks to living a sober life, then take the steps you need to in order to overcome your addiction. 1. You’ll Be Physically Healthier When you give up…

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9 Ways to Start the New Year on a Positive Note

9 Ways to Start the New Year on a Positive Note

January 8, 2018

The start of a new year is a great time to make changes in your life that will improve your health and wellness, add an element of fun, and allow you to reach your goals. Many people do that by setting new year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, most people don’t quite achieve those resolutions over the long term. There…

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