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Teen Depression and Substance Abuse

Battling mental illness can make the teenage years especially trying, as conditions like depression impact your relationships, academic performance, and overall wellbeing. Depression causes severe symptoms that can make it hard to enjoy life fully. Unfortunately, that makes teen depression and substance abuse disorders strongly connected, as depression symptoms can cause teens to rely on…

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Teens and Mental Health

It is not uncommon today for teenagers to struggle with mental disorders. As such, teens and mental health is an issue that continues to garner attention from parents, teachers, and mental health professionals. Common mental health disorders include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, or borderline personality disorder. Let’s explore a…

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Males and Mental Health

Males and Mental Health It’s no secret that men have a difficult time talking about their emotional or mental struggles. What is lesser-known, however, is how the unhealthy connection between males and mental health treatment is leading to a wide range of problems including substance abuse and suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide…