May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Hello everyone! May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. We know that typical statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 5 adults have, or will experience, a mental health need.  1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year. However, those numbers have risen during COVID. [...]

May 6th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health|

Long Term Effects of Bullying

Being involved in bullying is common among adolescents. Prevalence rates of being victims of bullying vary globally from 6 to 35%, and bullying others from 6 to 32%, whereas a smaller group, from 1.6 to 13%, has experience both as a bully and victim (“bully–victim”) [1–7]. Prevalence differences are most often attributed to variations in age of participants, time range [...]

November 28th, 2015|Categories: Adolescence|

Positive Parenting

Antisocial behaviour in young people is a growing problem. In the US and UK, 5–10  % of children aged 5–15  years present with clinically significant conduct disorders [1], while adolescent risk behaviour is deemed a persistent problem and a significant cause of youth morbidity and mortality [2]. Behaviour problems in adolescence are costly, due to the trauma and psychological problems [...]

October 15th, 2015|Categories: Adolescence|

Two Dimensions of Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most challenging disorders in adolescence [1–3]. During this age, the incidence of social anxiety increases notably [4–6]. Adolescence is an important developmental stage with regard to emotional, cognitive, biological, and social changes [7,8] where youths are confronted with many psychologically relevant challenges. For example, they have to deal with questions of identity and [...]

August 31st, 2015|Categories: Adolescence|