Some people complain that their busy teens and adolescents won’t give them the time of day. This may be, however, because they don’t have the time to give. For today’s adolescents, time is of the essence—and so, for that matter, are time management skills. This owes to the fact that, for the typical adolescent, there is no such thing as a typical day; not when any given 24-hour period might …

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Youth is a time of life frequently associated with happiness and positivity. Young people often are perceived as cheery, joyful, and filled with hope for the future. The fact is, however, that depression is a very real problem spanning all generations—including the youngest among us. Depression in young adults, furthermore, is a very real problem. Recent studies indicate that as many as 1 in 20 women aged 20-44 suffer from …

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The statistics are shocking and disturbing, to say the least. Out of a recent survey of 10,000 students at 13 of Washington’s two- and four-year institutions, nearly one-third report suffering from depression in the past year, 26 percent have reported anxiety, and more than 10 percent have had suicidal thoughts. Nearly four out of five college students report that emotional distress negatively impacts their academic performance. These statistics seem to …

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Over the years, research has shown that about 68 percent of adolescents have experienced at least one potentially traumatizing event by the time they’re 16 years old. Out of those teens, about 1 in 5 will have problems such as school issues and emotional difficulties. The risk is especially high for trauma in young women. It’s obvious that the risk of trauma effects isn’t low. A recent study discovered new …

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At the Young Adult Transition Association (YATA) Conference this year, Brinkley and Sarah will be presenting on healthy young adult relationships and love in the digital age. After a therapeutic program, it can be hard for individuals to transition back into regular life. Going from a largely controlled and supportive environment to a less predictable and open one isn’t easy–especially for young people.  This isn’t just about predictability and support, …

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