Coping with Family Stress During the Holidays

The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, but it is not uncommon to have some stress about spending time with family members that get under our skin. While we cannot control those around us, we can control how we react to others. Here are some things to consider … Read More

How to Talk with Your Teen About Sexual Harassment

Unfortunately, sexual harassment is very common among teens. Even if your teen is not being harassed or harassing others, they play a role in what goes on around them. What role do you want them to play? Here are some tips for navigating discussions with your kids about sexual harassment: … Read More

Common Misconceptions About Binge Eating Disorder

Millions of people struggle with Binge Eating Disorder (BED), which is actually the most common eating disorder in America. BED is a serious and potentially dangerous mental health condition. One of the best ways to help those struggling with BED is to better understand it. Here are several common misconceptions … Read More

Graduation Blues

Transitional times can create a lot of mixed feelings. Whenever something comes to an end, it can cause excitement, anticipation, anxiety, nostalgia, or sadness. You may be feeling excited to have a fresh start, or leave behind the aspects of your school that you did not like. If you are … Read More

Back to the Present

It is often helpful to plan for the future, or pre-decide how we would like to handle certain situations. But sometimes when we are thinking about the future, we can get a case of the “what ifs.” This can often lead us down a spiraling road to panic, fear, and … Read More

When Your Loved One Struggles with an Eating Disorder

If you have a family member or loved one struggling with an eating disorder, you may be wrestling with feeling frustrated and helpless. Eating disorders can have an impact on the whole family. It is common to struggle with this new reality and to question what your role is in … Read More

The Power of Words

We enjoy the amazing freedom to say what we please in this country. We can voice our thoughts and opinions without much fear of repercussion. And, because of social media, we have so many platforms where we can put forth our thoughts and opinions. However, just because we can say … Read More

Rise in Teen Anxiety and Depression

Teens today face a greater risk of struggling from mental health issues than in the past. Rates of teen anxiety and depression are at an all-time high. While there are many teens struggling with mental health concerns, sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate what is a mental health issue … Read More

What Every Parent Should Know About Cyberbullying

Despite anti-bullying messages, bullying seems to be on the rise, especially with the prevalence of social media. In the past, if a kid was experiencing bullying at school, they could at least feel safe at home. But if a teen is being bullied through social media, they cannot escape it just … Read More

Understanding Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder (BED) is different from other eating disorders. It involves recurrent binge eating without the use of other behaviors such as purging, excessive exercise, or laxative use. It is important to understand that binge eating is different from simply overeating. Binge eating episodes occur more frequently and typically … Read More