Identifying Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

Identifying Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

Identifying Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents When we observe the behavior and attitudes of our teens whose brains, bodies, forethought and judgement are still in development, they might look like they are oversized kids – uncoordinated, sometimes goofy and lacking in proper problem solving sk ...

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Using Horses to Help Teens Manage Their Moods

Using Horses to Help Teens Manage Their Moods Approximately 14.3 percent of youth in the United States struggle with mood disorders (youth.gov). These disorders can lead to a variety of other behaviors—acting out, substance abuse, trouble in school, promiscuity, self-harming behaviors, withdra ...

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“And Then Puberty Kicked In”

“And Then Puberty Kicked In” In my career I have always loved working with teenagers, they always keep things exciting.  Teenagers are growing and learning through many developmental experiences.  One of these experiences is puberty.  This was illustrated to me by my own son. ...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder By John Nielsen, LCSW We have shifted into the fall season in Utah at Heritage. It is a great opportunity to discuss the impacts seasonal changes have on mental health. Autumn usually brings shorter periods of daylight and crisp evenings. The leaves ...

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