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When it comes to changing behavior, environment matters

What does it take for kids who struggle with destructive behaviors to change their lives? This is a question every parent of a struggling teen asks. Depression, anxiety, active drug use, and violent outbursts seem like impossible challenges to overcome. … Continue reading

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Sending my son away…

It is nearly impossible for me to pinpoint when problems with my son began, but I vividly remember the time when his road to recovery started. His problems had accumulated to the point that I was not sure if he … Continue reading

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Dealing with Anxiety in Teens and Young Adults

Dealing with Anxiety in Teens and Young Adults: Visit to the Mountain Valley Treatment Center. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, 1 in 11 teenagers today is diagnosed with anxiety severe enough to be considered a disorder; and … Continue reading

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Thinking Proactively about Summer

For some children and teens who struggle with social, emotional, and behavioral issues during the school year, summer can be either a great challenge or a great opportunity. While a low-key and low-stress relaxed family vacation might seem like a … Continue reading

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Is My Kid at Risk for Suicide?

This week we are going to talk about suicide and self-harm among teenagers.   Much attention has been paid lately to the problem of suicide among teens and emerging adults. In my own small New England community, it seems every … Continue reading

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