Mental health resources for teens, young adults, & families

Empowering teens, young adults, and families through accessible resources is critical. Stay up to date on wellness techniques, treatment services, mental health research, and more!

How Intensive Outpatient Programs Help Combat Teenage Depression

Teenage years can be incredibly challenging. Intensive outpatient programs are beneficial when coping with teenage depression and other mental health disorders.

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How an Intensive Outpatient Program Helped My Teen

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP's) can be extremely beneficial for any young adult, especially those young adults who are experiencing mental health issues.

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How to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Having both “regular” (or non-seasonal) depression in conjunction with SAD presents unique challenges, especially as collective trauma from COVID-19 mounts and the grieving process continues to be interrupted for many.

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How to Navigate Unhealthy or Abusive Teen Relationships

Lots of media attention in recent weeks has focused on the issue of domestic violence, especially in teen and young adult relationships. WIth the horrific, tragic death of Gabby Petito, conversations have emerged around how young adults, their friends, and families can best spot abuse in romantic relationships and how to help those who are struggling to leave.

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What is Gender Dysphoria?

Gender dysphoria is defined as “the disconnect between experienced gender and assigned gender,” according to the Child Mind Institute. Simply put, gender dysphoria is the cognitive dissonance that occurs when someone doesn’t identify with the gender they were assigned at birth.

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National Coming Out Day

As we celebrate National Coming Out Day, remember: there is no such thing as a right or wrong time to come out as LGBTQIA+. Coming out is always on your terms; nobody else's. Checking in with yourself (maybe after some self-care!) about who feels safe to talk to can be a hugely empowering process.

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5 Ways For Parents To Tell Their Kids That It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For many of us, kids especially, we associate breast cancer awareness with pink ribbons, community 5k walks and runs, and a powerful sea of women, moms, and families proudly standing up and advocating for visibility for this disease.

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How to Help Teens Process COVID Grief?

One in four COVID deaths has left a young person without a parent or primary caregiver. That’s according to a new study published in the journal, Pediatrics. Surviving parents and other caregivers are often overwhelmed when trying to navigate how to help the young people in their lives process grief. Here are some ways to help facilitate the journey toward healing.

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Empowering Teens With Self Care

Self-care is an essential aspect of everyday life, especially when it comes to your mental health. Read more about how self-care can assist in empowering your teens.

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The Impact of Social Media on Youth Mental Health

It certainly comes as no surprise to many that there is a link between increased use of social media and skyrocketing rates of mental health diagnoses across the world. And while clinical research remains somewhat divided on the issue, several news reports over the past few weeks have revealed that Facebook and Instagram have been aware of their platforms’ negative effects on mental health--but have kept its extremity under wraps. 

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Helping Your Teen Cope: Pandemic Parenting

Teens are experiencing more emotions than ever during the Covid-19 pandemic. Charlie Health can provide advice for parents who are seeking out help during Covid.

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Ways To Practice Self-Care as a Teen

Between balancing school, family life, social life, and extracurriculars, it's easy to let caring for yourself fall by the wayside. Sometimes, we get so busy that we overlook our own needs, which can leave us feeling drained, stressed, and overwhelmed.

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Suicide Prevention and Resources for LGBTQIA+ Youth

Throughout the month of September, Charlie Health is committed to providing resources and information on suicide as a way to proactively combat the current youth suicide crisis. Rates of both youth suicide and suicide ideation are on the rise across the country. According to the CDC, the national suicide rate for young people aged 10-24 increased by 57% from 2007 to 2018.

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How to Cope With Climate Anxiety

As hurricanes ravage coastlines across the country and wildfires raze huge swaths of the West, anxiety over the ever-increasing presence and intensity of climate change is on the rise. No group seems to be affected more by warming temperatures and ensuing natural disasters, though, than young people. As younger generations grapple with an uncertain future on Earth, stress, worry and even panic can ensue.

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September Is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and here at Charlie Health, our goal is to dramatically reduce the skyrocketing rates of youth suicide and suicidal ideation in America. To highlight information and provide resources this month, keep reading to learn more about suicide, its warning signs, how to prevent it, and how to seek treatment. 

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Motivating Mental Health Awareness in Schools

By identifying the warning signs of mental health conditions and providing mental health support, schools can help at-risk students seek mental health care.

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Improving Your Mental Health

If you're navigating a difficult situation, living with a mental health condition, or looking to improve your wellness, here's how to care for your mental health.

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries are defined as, "a line that marks the limit of an area." But how can you determine and communicate what your personal lines are? Doing so is a key part of mental wellbeing and resiliency. Here are some tips on how to define and present your boundaries in all types of relationships.

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Are You Suffering From An Anxiety Disorder? Here’s How To Tell

Anxiety disorders are treatable with a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes. Here's how to tell if you're living with anxiety.

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The Psychological Impact of Winter and Mental Health

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a mental health condition that occurs due to seasonal changes. Learn healthy ways to cope with SAD.

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