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6 therapeutic tools ease back-to-school jitters for students with mental illness

For adolescents with a mental health disorder, going back to school in the fall can be an anxiety-inducing experience. Thankfully, the Therapy Shoppe has come to the rescue. The Therapy Shoppe is an online store that provides parents, therapists, children and adolescents with hundreds of products specifically designed to foster comfort and concentration. The tools …

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How to prevent teen dating violence

Teens will obviously be more inexperienced when it comes to relationship matters. Of course, education about family planning will be important, but there are other pressing matters that deserve attention as well. For instance, teen dating violence and the dangers it presents. While it can be stereotypical to call teens emotional, they are nonetheless facing …

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Reducing the stigma of mental illness among adolescents

Unfortunately, stigma continues to be an issue when it comes to teens and perceptions about mental health. The Journal of Nursing Management has published an article stating that more improved and thorough testing is required to improve such stigmas. The research also states that millions of adolescents do not receive treatment because of the stigma …

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Overcoming the media’s inaccurate portrayals of mental illness among teens

Teens are exposed to a number of portrayals of mental illness through mass media and this can greatly shape their feelings on the subject. However, it is important to note that those with a mental health disorder are not always portrayed accurately. Because of this, it is important to acknowledge stereotypes that are commonly depicted, …

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How teens’ misconceptions of their peers influence risky behavior

Middle schools and high schools are minefields full of cliques and labels. Whether teens identify with one label or another, chances are they belong to one in the eyes of other students. The jock, the nerd, the burnout, the head cheerleader or any other quintessential stereotype that roams the school hallways. There may be stereotypical …

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