Anxiety: It’s a part of life. Most of the time, anxious feelings are in response to real or perceived dangers and stressful events. For example, you might feel anxious before a presentation at work or after nearly hitting another car during a quick stop. In people without an anxiety disorder, the symptoms of anxiety usually pass quickly and only resurface when another stressful situation develops. Some people, however, have too much anxiety due to an anxiety disorder or other mental health condition. Read on to learn about some of the symptoms of anxiety, then find out what you can do to help yourself or your loved one.
Helicopter parenting: It’s a term that has become popular in recent years, but it can be hard to define. All parents are different, so what one family does might seem overprotective — or underprotective — to another family. By the time your child is a teenager, there are certain activities that he or she should be able to do on his or her own. Read through this list of 7 signs you might be a helicopter parent.
Teen sexting: It’s like texting but it involves nudity or sexually explicit messages.
One study showed that over half of teens sext before high school graduation; most of the time, it’s within the confines of an established romantic or sexual relationship.
Depression in teenagers is becoming more commonplace in the U.S. today. Studies indicate that as many as 10 to 15 percent of all teens experience moderate to severe depression.
Life’s stresses sometimes make it hard to focus on all of the things that are going right. Over time, self-pity and blaming others leads to mental health conditions, such as depression and addiction, that make life harder to enjoy. While most people were taught to say thank you as a child, it is easy to forget that expressing gratitude is one of the fastest ways to replace negative thought patterns that impact your wellbeing. Keep these eight benefits of practicing gratitude in mind so that you stay motivated for focusing on positive thoughts as you go about your daily activities.