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Avoid a Bummer Summer: Summer Options For A Struggling Teen

Summertime is here! This means the teens are out of school. Unfortunately, with less supervision, summertime invites some to see what kinds of shenanigans they can get in to. If you have an at-risk or troubled teen living in your home, don’t worry. Come up with a plan and explore your options for keeping your…

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Taking Things Outdoors: The benefits of wilderness therapy for teens struggling with trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a full body experience. Trauma affects people’s memory, emotions, and body. Sometimes traditional therapy isn’t enough. While traditional talk therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy can be helpful, sometimes your teen needs a little more. Wilderness therapy offers a revolutionary approach to treatment. Teens can be defiant and uncooperative. The thought of…

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Teens Struggling with Trauma: Four Ways to Help

After a teen experiences a traumatic event nothing is ever the same. This event can alter their outlook on life, impact/change the way they interact with others, and impact their overall ability to function on a day-to-day basis. Traumatic events are a wide range of things that can have a severe emotional/physical impact on your…

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Depression And Anxiety Are More Common Than You Think

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. It is common for someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression and vice versa. The number of children and adolescents that struggle with anxiety and/or depression has increased over time. According to a report from 2011-2012, more than 1…

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gender identity issues

Providing Support To All: Trails Carolina therapists discuss importance of accepting and supporting students of all gender identities

Feeling comfortable in your own skin is extremely important to your overall mental health. At Trails Carolina, we want all students to feel free to be themselves. That’s why it’s so important for us to help students who identify as transgender or gender questioning to feel affirmed and supported in their exploration process. Letting students…

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Parenting Tips: Help for Struggling Teen Over the Holidays

For many families, the holidays mean making gingerbread cookies, building snowmen, relaxing by a warm fire, and spending time with family–but for some, it’s the opposite. For some, it means more stress, more arguments, more challenges. Most people don’t think about help for struggling teen boys and girls during the holidays, but it’s often desperately…

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