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What Is DBT for Teens?

DBT for teens is an excellent therapy approach for adolescents struggling with behavioural and mental health issues. It offers comprehensive support and guidance while teaching teens essential life skills such as how to manage emotions, communicate effectively, foster meaningful relationships, and take responsibility for their own actions. By using evidence-based techniques and fostering a safe…

a teen noticeably struggles with anxiety in school

Teen Anxiety in School

School’s unique social and educational pressures are enough to give adults lifelong anxieties. This unfortunate fact is even more true for current students, who must balance social life, education, and responsibilities at home. Teen anxiety in school wracks the brains of millions of students worldwide, including in Canada. Fortunately, help is available for struggling teens.…

a troubled teen shows signs of poor mental health

What Are Some Mental Health Red Flags for Teens?

Mental health concerns are rising across Canada, particularly among our teens. Teenagers often send out mental health red flags when they are suffering, and parents should be fully aware of these symptoms. We all have an obligation to help our teens through these tough moments and make sure they know that they have help. Thankfully,…

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The 7 Types of Attention Deficit Disorder

Being diagnosed with ADD is a significant event for both teens and their parents. It helps everyone in the family understand the source of many of a young person’s problems. However, this seemingly simple diagnosis brings the potential for more specific clarity. Few people realize there are actually seven sub-diagnoses of attention deficit disorder. Venture…

a young man learns cbt techniques in behavioural therapy and treatment

CBT Techniques

CBT techniques are powerful tools to help manage mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. Unlike traditional talk therapy, CBT focuses on practical, problem-solving strategies to help you identify and challenge negative thoughts and unhealthy behaviours. By breaking down complex problems into smaller parts, CBT enables you to find new perspectives, develop coping skills,…