Why Online Therapy Works for Teenagers

Online therapy is effective for teenagers and offers a number of benefits compared to in-person therapy. Read our blog to find why teens should choose a virtual option.

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How to Support Your LGBTQIA+ Teen

Coming out to parents takes courage. Here’s how to support your child, while still allowing yourself time to process their truth.

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How to Discuss Dating Violence with Your Teen

Teen dating violence is rising in the US. We give parents advice on recognizing the signs of it and provide resources to help teens in an abusive relationship.

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How Family Therapy Can Help Your Teen

One of the best ways to help teens cope with mental health issues is through family therapy. We outline what family therapy is and how it can start your family on the healing journey.

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7 Secrets to Turn Your Family Therapy into a Success

Family therapy provides essential tools to help families understand each other, develop healthier communication skills, and work towards a positive change.

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Recognizing the Impact of Suicide: The Importance of Suicide Prevention

If someone you know is showing warning signs of suicide, don't ignore them. Charlie Health can help you learn how to recognize warning signs and get help.

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Self Harm: The Signs, Causes & How We Can Help

Sometimes people self-harm as a way to cope with emotional pain or distress. Here is a resource about the signs, causes, and how someone could potentially help.

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How to Identify Stress in Young Teens

Taking care of your mental health is essential no matter how old you are. But for children and teenagers in particular, experiencing high levels of stress can have long-term, adverse effects on their brain development and social functioning.

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Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, sexual orientation, or income level. At Charlie Health, we are here to help.

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Having a Mental Health Day? 5 Tips to Survive the Holidays

Stress takes a toll, both mentally and physically. If you're feeling overwhelmed this holiday season, here's how to make your mental health a priority.

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6 Tips for Parents of Teens in Intensive Outpatient Programs

Tips for parents who may have teenagers involved in an intensive outpatient program. Understand more about IOP and how to work through the program with your teenager.

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How an Intensive Outpatient Program Helped My Teen

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

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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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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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How to Talk to Your Child About Body Image

A healthy body image is an essential aspect of a young person’s self-esteem and self-worth. Significantly, body image is about how you perceive your body, not about what your body looks like. This image is often affected by pressures of friends, family, celebrities, and social media. Fostering a healthy body image at a young age is critical. The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorder reported that approximately 95% of individuals struggling with eating or related disorders are between the ages of 12 – 25.

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Navigating Teen Mental Health Conditions

Adolescence is a common time for signs of mental health issues to emerge—many are struggling with hormonal changes, adapting to new environments, and increased stress from school or social activities. Critically, 1 in 5 young people suffer from a mental illness; however, the majority of young people fail to receive appropriate treatment. Early intervention is essential when warning signs of mental illness emerge. If you are unsure whether you or a loved one is experiencing signs of a mental illness, it’s important to reach out to a mental health professional. Self-diagnoses can be dangerous and often inaccurate. In order to receive the most appropriate and effective care, reach out for support—you are not alone.

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My Child Has Expressed Suicidal Thoughts: What Do I Do?

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children and young adults. Greater awareness and resources can help reduce both suicide attempts and deaths by suicide. Therefore, it’s essential to have resources that can help you navigate through these challenging circumstances. If you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800)-273-8255.

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