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Inviting In (Coming Out) 101

“Coming out—or, as I and many others prefer to frame it, inviting in—is a deeply personal, powerful, and special act. It can also be pretty scary. We get that, and we’re here to help out.” Dr. Ley Cray, Charlie Health’s Director of LGBTQIA+ Programming

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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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Teen LGBTQIA+ Intimate Partner Violence: Know the Signs

Although often less talked about, the LGTQIA+ community experiences a high rate of partner violence. We review six forms of intimate partner violence among teens.

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Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Teens in unhealthy relationships may experience different types of abuse. Learn how to spot the signs of an unhealthy relationship for yourself or others.

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Understanding Intimate Partner Violence for Teens

Violence and psychological aggression have no place in a relationship. We outline how to identify an unhealthy relationship and provide resources to leave one.

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What is Intergenerational Trauma?

An overview of intergenerational trauma, discussing the ways in which trauma is transmitted across generations, and the potential impacts on individuals and relationships.

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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 Help a Loved One With a Substance Abuse Problem

Charlie Health is a mental health treatment for teens, young adults and families. Benefits of their group therapy sessions include improved communication, stress reduction and self-esteem.

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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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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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What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based approach to developing psychological flexibilities. Moreover, ACT is a behavioral intervention that leverages mindfulness skills, self-acceptance, and coping strategies to overcome mental health challenges. The ACT approach acknowledges that all of us experience challenges or negative emotions and we have an instinctive reaction to control them; however, more often than not, we do this is a counterproductive way.

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