Is Your Emotional Health Holding Back Your Academic Achievement?
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Is Your Emotional Health Holding Back Your Academic Achievement?

Our emotional state has a significant effect on everyday life and can be a big impact on day-to-day tasks.   Studies have shown that students who are suffering from emotional health issues tend to struggle academically as well. In fact, research and surveys suggest that mental health can directly affect grade. Hard work is not enough for...

Is Anxiety Holding You (or Your Teen) Back from Achieving More?
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Is Anxiety Holding You (or Your Teen) Back from Achieving More?

  Everyday life can be very stressful.   Work, personal relationships, and even simple things can introduce stressors into our lives. Teens are subjected to stress as well – in some cases more than adults. They are constantly exposed to hormonal changes that can cause changes to their mood and emotions. These changes, coupled with...

How Depression Affects Teens – And How To Overcome It
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How Depression Affects Teens – And How To Overcome It

Depression is a mood disorder that has both psychological and physical effects. Many people dismiss it as “just a mood problem,” but depression is more than just that. Depression is a real illness, and as such, requires proper treatment to be overcome.   The WHO estimates that around 300 million people are affected by depression...

How to Cope with the Mental & Emotional Health Effects of Bullying
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How to Cope with the Mental & Emotional Health Effects of Bullying

  Chances are unfortunately high that any of us, at some point in our lives, will have an experience related to bullying, be it directly or indirectly. It may vary in intensity and circumstance, but all forms of bullying potentially pose a major issue. Why? Because bullying can happen anywhere, from schools to playgrounds, in...

Finding Strategies to Deal With the Back-to-School Blues
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Finding Strategies to Deal With the Back-to-School Blues

Back-to-school is often a very exciting time for students – a time when they can see their friends again, show off their new wardrobe, and take the new classes that they have been looking forward to since the summer. But school can also be a time when a young person’s depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder...

Self-Harm, Depression & Your Teen
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Self-Harm, Depression & Your Teen

Teenage Self-Harming Seeing evidence of your child self-harming, or hurting themselves with intention, can be a terrifying experience for a parent. In addition to the fear, you may be unsure of what to do or say, and want desperately to stop the behaviour. This is a common experience for many parents, as the instances of self-harm...

Youth Depression: What to Know and How to Help
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Youth Depression: What to Know and How to Help

“Feeling blue” or feeling “down in the dumps” is a normal part of being a teenager. There are many moments in one’s adolescence when they experience upsets or moments of sadness. Experts remind us that adolescence can be a very unsettling time and teens can be faced with an array of physical, emotional, psychological and...

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