Category Archives: Teen

Politics & Family: Manage the Difficult Conversations During the Holidays

As fall transitions to winter, residents across the country and New York prepare for another holiday season. For some, the smell of a Thanksgiving feast is right above the nose. It’s a season embedded with American traditions: family and friends join hands, watch football, converse about life, work, sports, and politics. But how do you […]

How to Deal With Setbacks and Challenges

We all have to face setbacks in our life from time to time, whether in our personal relationships or in our careers. But some people tend to deal with setbacks and challenges better than others. It is interesting to look at the ways in which people cope. Psychologists have identified three broad ways of coping […]

Is Comparison Really the Thief of Joy?

Hikers on the Appalachian trail have the motto “hike your own hike”– that is, resist the urge to compare how many miles you cover in a day to how far other hikers are traveling. Nevertheless, the urge to make comparisons is strong. Our research has found that more than 10% of daily thoughts involved making […]

Five Enlightened Ways to Think About Mental Health

It’s time to eradicate stigmas. Life is hard even under the best of circumstances. Without physical and mental health, it’s difficult to enjoy life and to thrive. It makes good sense to take care of ourselves and that includes getting help when we suffer physically or psychologically. When we feel sick we get ourselves to […]

For the first time, researchers say Facebook can cause depression

Spending too much time on “social media” sites like Facebook is making people more than just miserable. It may also be making them depressed. A new study conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown — for the first time — a causal link between time spent on social media and depression and […]

Opioid and Heroin Abuse and Addiction Resources

Heroin abuse is an epidemic. It is one of the most addictive illegal drugs, which makes it incredibly difficult for users to quit. With the highest relapse rate for illegal drugs at 78%, heroin users often find they have to return to rehab multiple times. Heroin’s high risk of overdose and relapse has resulted in […]

Effects of Bullying

Bullying is an attempt to undermine and harm someone based on some perceived weakness. It is often systematic and ongoing. Although commonly associated with children, bullying can occur at any age. Members of minority groups are significantly more likely to be bullied in adulthood. A person who experiences mental or emotional health effects as a […]

The Relationship Between Suicide and Mental Health

No suicide attempt should be dismissed or treated lightly! Why Do People Attempt Suicide? A suicide attempt is a clear indication that something is gravely wrong in a person’s life. No matter the race or age of the person; how rich or poor they are, it is true that most people who die by suicide have a […]

How to talk with your teen about “13 Reasons Why”

Credit: Mary Brophy Marcus | CBS News Moms, dads and schools are grappling with how to talk with their kids about the popular new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” the story of a suburban teen who dies by suicide and leaves behind 13 recordings for the people she says were the reasons she killed herself. […]

21st Century parenting: When should your kids date?

What is the best age to let your child go on a date? Most parents would say 30 years old is a good time for their children to start dating, but in reality, it usually happens well before that. For teenagers, “dating” doesn’t necessarily mean the boyfriend picks up the girlfriend and takes her out […]