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Top 10 Tips for Talking to Your Teen

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written by Liza Bennigson, Content Marketing Manager for Teen Mental Health at CHC

Teenagers are known for being moody, irritable and stressed out. Just watch any old episode of Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls or Glee. Trying to get through to your teen can feel about as productive as trying to get your houseplant to empty the dishwasher. The teen-parent relationship is often a power struggle: a seemingly perpetual game of tug-o-war. You want to be supportive, loving and open while simultaneously trying to enforce cell phone limitations and curfews. Meanwhile, your once kind and courteous child is asserting himself in a way that makes you wonder whether, in your years of parenting, you’ve ever done anything right.

While we can’t change the growing pains that accompany the teenage years, we have compiled some helpful suggestions to maximizing communication between you and your teen. Read more ›

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ADHD: The Pros and Cons of a “Medication Holiday”

child-beachWritten by Dr. Glen Elliott, CHC Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director

Summer checklist: Sunblock…check. Beach towels…check. Medication…uncheck? Read more ›

How Parents Can Help with Teen Mental Health

Under the direction of Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHC staff members and other expert contributors provide answers to questions about the serious issue of teen anxiety and depression in our community.
“How Parents Can Help” recommends approaches parents can follow if a child tends to be anxious or is dealing with depression. Read more ›

How Peers Can Help with Teen Mental Health

Under the direction of Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHC staff members and other expert contributors provide answers to questions about the serious issue of teen anxiety and depression in our community.
“How Peers Can Help” provides suggestions for the ways in which peers can support a friend dealing with anxiety and depression. Read more ›

Other Concerns About Teen Mental Health

Under the direction of Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHC staff members and other expert contributors provide answers to questions about the serious issue of teen anxiety and depression in our community.
“Other Concerns” offers referrals for mental health support services outside of the Bay Area. Read more ›

Introduction to Teen Mental Health

Under the direction of Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHC staff members and other expert contributors provide answers—in a series of posts—to questions about the serious issue of teen anxiety and depression in our community.

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Middle School Kids Ages 10-12 and Younger & Concerns About Mental Health

Under the direction of Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHC staff members and other expert contributors provide answers to questions about the serious issue of teen anxiety and depression in our community.
“Middle School Kids Ages 10-12 and Younger” answers questions about the signs of anxiety and depression in preteens. Read more ›

Environment vs. Biology and Teen Mental Health

Under the direction of Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHC staff members and other expert contributors provide answers to questions about the serious issue of teen anxiety and depression in our community.
“Environment vs. Biology” addresses questions such as whether depression is rooted in biology, environment, or both. Read more ›

The Role of Social Media in Teen Mental Health

Under the direction of Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHC staff members and other expert contributors provide answers to questions about the serious issue of teen anxiety and depression in our community.
“The Role of Social Media” considers the pros and cons of social media. Read more ›

Redefining ‘Success’ and Teen Mental Health

Under the direction of Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHC staff members and other expert contributors provide answers to questions about the serious issue of teen anxiety and depression in our community.
“Redefining Success” examines the impact that over-commitment and academic pressure can have on teens. Read more ›
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