COVID Brain – Understanding the Effects of COVID Fog on Mental Health

COVID Brain Illustration Showing Brain Changed and Mental Health Concerns

COVID-19 changed our entire society seemingly overnight, resulting in a collective trauma psychologists believe will span for generations. Some call it COVID Brain. Blind optimism made us think government mandates would be lifted by June, and the little information we had about this unknown virus convinced us it was just the flu. With over 115…

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What to do When Your Child is Doing Drugs

Isolation. Lack of communication. Withdrawal from friends and family. Personality changes. Physical changes. Dramatic mood changes. Not only are these side effects of growing up and going through puberty, they may also be signs your child may be doing drugs. Before you begin to panic and accuse your child of doing something they may not…

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How to Handle Your Child’s Mental Disorder

Understanding Your Child's Mental Disorder Can Make Family Life a Challenge

Mental illness is a serious epidemic that is impacting youths the most. 1 in 5 adolescents are affected, with 50% of all chronic mental illnesses developing before the age of 14, and 75% developing 24. The most common categories of mental illness are anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders. While some people…

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How a Parent’s Attitude Influences Teen Drug Use

Substance use among teens, including alcohol, marijuana, prescription medicines, and other drugs, is a rampant problem in the United States. While many parents are aware of the problem itself, they may not realize just how their own attitude, as well as societal influence, can influence their teenager’s decision to try drugs and alcohol and in…

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