social media and depression

Social Media and Depression

According to recent estimates, billions of people worldwide use social networking sites in some capacity. Increased levels of mental health symptoms have occurred alongside the rise of social media. People are becoming more aware of social media’s harmful impact on their mental health and their lives than ever before. If you believe that your teen…

depression over the holidays

Addressing Depression Over the Holidays

For most people, the holidays are a joyful time of the year filled with social gatherings, events, and celebrations with friends and family. For others, it’s a time filled with loneliness, sadness, and anxiety. When a feeling like hopelessness is at its peak, it’s challenging to be around others, especially at festive parties. If you…

World Mental Health Day

Observing World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day happens annually on October 10th. The mission of this day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. Additionally, this day focuses on mobilizing efforts that support mental health causes. According to the World Health Organization, World Mental Health Day “provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on…

signs of emotional trauma

Common Signs of Emotional Trauma

Emotional trauma happens when someone goes through something incredibly stressful. Often, a traumatic experience involves a threat to life or safety. However, any situation that causes someone to feel overwhelmed and isolated can cause trauma. Everyone is different, and we each process experiences differently. At Venture Academy, our team of professionals understands the causes of…

vyvanse vs adderall

The Difference Between Vyvanse vs. Adderall

If you have a teen with ADHD, you may be aware that there are many different ADHD treatment options. However, it can be difficult to determine what’s best for your family. You may be confused about the differences between medications like Vyvanse vs. Adderall. Venture Academy can help you, and your teen determine which of…

may mental health awareness

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is the perfect time to explore and expand your knowledge of mental health treatment options. If you or a loved one is suffering from mental health concerns, it can be hard to determine what coping skills will be needed for successful individualised care. This is especially true because…

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Common Learning Disabilities in Teens

The Learning Disability Association of Ontario reported that 4.9% of school-age children have learning disabilities. However, many children go undiagnosed because few people are aware of the common learning disorders in children and teens. If you believe you have a teen who may be struggling with a learning disorder, contact Venture Academy by calling 866.762.2211