Depression

What Causes Emotional Behavior Disorder?
October 24, 2017

What Causes Emotional Behavior Disorder?

A parent’s investigation into emotional behavior disorder usually starts with a phone call that goes something like this: “Hello, Mrs. ___. It’s the principal’s office. Your (son or daughter) has been exhibiting Read More

What is Suicidal Behavior Disorder?
October 10, 2017

What is Suicidal Behavior Disorder?

Suicidal behavior can be difficult to talk about. Starting the conversation, however, is critical to fighting back against this mental disorder. It is important to understand the criteria for suicidal behavior Read More

Seasonal Affective Disorder
September 28, 2017

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

If you live in Alaska, chances are you’ve had a friend or a family member experience the “winter blues.” In fact, 9% of Alaskans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, also Read More

August 22, 2017

How is PTSD Treated in Teens?

Teens who experience trauma can often recover from the experience over the course of several months. However, sometimes the trauma is severe enough, or other factors affect the recovery rate, Read More

What are the Signs of PTSD in Teens?
August 12, 2017

What are the Signs of PTSD in Teens?

As parents or caregivers we never what to think of children or teens in our care going through an event traumatic enough to cause Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) much less Read More

Does My teen Have a Mental Illness
July 31, 2017

Does my Teenager Have a Mental Illness?

If you are worried about your teenager, you are not alone. It is very common for parents to wonder and worry if the behavior they are witnessing is normal or Read More

Which Antidepressants are OK for Teens?
June 27, 2017

What are the Benefits of Group Therapy for my Teen?

What is Group Therapy? Group therapy has become a well-recognized practice within the counseling community that provides a safe and supportive environment for participants to vocalize their feelings and emotions. In Read More

Teen Mental Health Issues
May 30, 2017

Mental Health Issues Affect Teens Too

The teen years are difficult for your child and you as a parent. If your teen is struggling with a mental illness, it can magnify the already tumultuous experiences teenagers experience. Read More

What is Family Therapy?
April 25, 2017

What is Family Therapy?

Family therapy provides both the families of a struggling teen and the teen themselves with a safe place to heal. If your teen is wrestling with depression, eating disorders, suicidal tendencies, or Read More

How Do I Talk to My Teens About Drugs? Part 2
April 11, 2017

How Do I Talk to My Teens About Drugs? Part 2

You can’t avoid talking to your child or teen about drugs. There are too many risks for them in today’s society, and as their parent, you are on the front Read More