Posts By: Julia Harris

6 Ways to Increase Confidence in Adolescents

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Having confidence is a key factor in success. Confidence determines how a teen feels about themselves and how they interact with other people. Confidence “sets the stage” for how a teen will view the world and experience life.  Parenting can be stressful and nobody is perfect. If you want to encourage healthy confidence in your […]

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DBT – How it Helps Students

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is designed for individuals who need assistance with managing their emotions, increasing their tolerance for distress, and developing relationships with others.  DBT is a research supported, effective form of treatment for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, and Eating Disorders. While DBT works well with these […]

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4 Ways to Stay Mindful

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Mindfulness is the practice of fully engaging in and being aware of the present moment, being nonjudgmental, and not clinging to moments including thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness helps lower anxiety, stress, and depression by enhancing an individual’s mind and body connection which improves understanding of emotions and thoughts. Wanting to try mindfulness? Keep reading to […]

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Body Image: Learning Love and Acceptance

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The idea that every individual should be a certain size and weight greatly affects the way we look at ourselves in the mirror. The promotion of a tiny waistline leads to judgements, over exercising, feeling depressed and anxious, body dissatisfaction, and sometimes disordered eating. Striving for the perfect body wreaks havoc on our mental health […]

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The Final Stretch – 6 Skills to Cope with Finals

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As the school year comes to an end, students start feeling the pressure. The last month of school is jam packed with standardized testing, end of year projects, AP tests, and final exams. Students can almost taste the sweet freedom of summer, but they have to survive the last month of school first. Here are […]

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6 Signs that a Student is struggling with a Mental Illness

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Anxiety and depressive disorders are the most diagnosed mental illness currently affecting people across the country, especially teenagers. Mental illness affects teenagers in many ways including their relationships, mood, energy levels, and academic performance. Every day, thousands of schools provide education for students, and every day millions of students with mental illness slip through the […]

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Parents Helping Teens

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As adults, parents have a lot of experience handling situations that might feel distressing to a teenager. Teenagers do not have as much life experience which can make it difficult for them to choose skills to best work through a problem. How can parents help their teenagers cope through difficult situations? Help the teenager to […]

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