Balancing Education and Behavioral Health Treatment

Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental disorders affect individuals of all ages—including children and teens. If you have a child or teen who needs help from a licensed clinician, you may be wondering how it might be possible to give your child the help they need while still allowing them to continue their education. Here is a look at some of the ways that it’s possible for children and teens to undergo behavioral treatment while getting the education they need.

Are You Enabling Your Teen?

Parenting a troubled teen can be extremely difficult, especially when you consider the diverse array of psychological health issues that your teen may be struggling with. Unfortunately, sometimes the things that well-meaning parents do to try to help their teens can actually hurt in the long run. This is because they enable deep-seated issues to continue rather than be addressed as they should. Here is a look at some ways that you as a parent might be enabling your teen rather than helping.

Behavioral Treatment: Why It’s Comprehensive

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When you have a child or teen who is entering behavioral treatment, it’s important to understand that treatment is truly an entire package. We at New Beginnings take a comprehensive approach to treatment because we know that negative patterns of thinking and maladaptive behaviors can truly affect, or stem from, any area of life. Moreover, problems of behavioral health typically run deep and call for addressing deep-seated psychological issues. Here is a look at some of the many aspects of a well rounded approach to treatment, and how each aspect works to… Read More

How Is Social Media Harming Our Kids?

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Today children and teens are spending more and more time on social media, and most of us underestimate just how strong of an impact social networking can have on them. In fact, one report from the Office for National Statistics showed that 27% of children who spend three or more hours per day on social media sites have symptoms of mental health. Here is a look at some of the many effects that social media can have on child and teen mental and behavioral health. Hindered communicative development According to Baroness Susan… Read More

Depression and Health.

Depression is an illness that can affect anyone at anytime. We tend to think first of the drastic changes in the way a person thinks, or carries themselves.  You will notice a shift in there moods, or perhaps they may self isolate.  It is equally important to note that although depression is a mental illness, it  also has affects on the body physically.  Depression may also affect the brain and central nervous system, the heart and blood vessels, the immune system, and your bones. If your think your depressed please seek medical… Read More