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When Suicide Prevention Involves Your Own Teen

By Hillary French | September 17, 2020

Suicide prevention becomes personal when your own teen is at risk. Here’s what to look for and how to help.

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Intergenerational Trauma & Racism: How We All Play a Role – and How to Become an Ally

By Ayana Gilham | August 31, 2020

Ayana Gilham, Regional Director of In-Home Services in Atlanta, explores intergenerational trauma and racism and how we can increase our consciousness of the role we play.

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Daughter Mood Disorders

Does Your Daughter Have a Mood Disorder? What Depression and Similar Mood Disorders Look Like

By Brent Esplin | August 25, 2020

Mood disorders can differ from teen to teen—your daughter’s individual personality and mood disorder type play a role in how the symptoms show themselves.

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The Science Behind Social Isolation Effects on Mental Health & Substance Abuse in Young People

By Hillary French | August 20, 2020

The science behind social isolation effects on mental health & substance abuse in young people. Learn how to help your child with impacts of social isolation effects.

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Five Signs Your Teenage Daughter May Be Depressed

By Brent Esplin | August 18, 2020

If you’ve been wondering “Is my teenage daughter depressed?” We can help. Check out these 5 signs that your teenage daughter may be depressed.

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Recognize & Overcome Quarantine Loneliness

How to Recognize & Overcome Quarantine Loneliness

By Devin Maroney | August 13, 2020

As stay-at-home and social distancing continues, we are all feeling a bit of quarantine loneliness. Learn how to recognize & overcome quarantine loneliness.

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How to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter Without Losing Your Mind

By Brent Esplin | August 11, 2020

Communication with teen girls may leave parents feeling stumped or frustrated. Learn how to talk to your teenage daughter without losing your mind.

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Family Dynamics

7 Ways Parents Can Navigate Family Dynamics During COVID-19

By Devin Maroney | August 7, 2020

Family dynamics are complicated. But COVID-19 is putting extra strain on families. Learn seven ways parents can navigate family dynamics during COVID-19.

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How COVID-19 Exposed My Daughter’s Underlying Anxiety and Depression

How COVID-19 Exposed My Daughter’s Underlying Anxiety and Depression

By Brent Esplin | August 5, 2020

Mid-March brought huge changes thanks to COVID-19. Is your daughter dealing with depression or anxiety due to COVID-19? Here are the warning signs…

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