Category Archives: Mental Health

  1. Healthy Conversations Between Parents and Youth of Color

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    June 22, 2020 by middleearthnj

    Having honest and uncomfortable conversations is a healthy part of growing up. There are some conversations, however, that parents may …
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  2. Grieving in a Healthy Way

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    June 15, 2020 by middleearthnj

    The year of 2020 has brought a host of losses to everyone worldwide in a variety of ways. One loss …
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  3. Crisis is Opportunity for Youth to Build Resilience

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    May 18, 2020 by middleearthnj

    When asked what characteristics in people create success, experts often include ‘resilience’ on their list. Resilience means coping with adversity …
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  4. Pandemic Lockdown Likely to Increase Mental Health Issues Among Youth

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    May 3, 2020 by middleearthnj

    Before the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 1 in 5 American children (ages 3 …
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  5. When Your Teen is Mourning their Life during the Pandemic

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    April 20, 2020 by middleearthnj

    School dances. Sports. Parties. Hanging out with friends. Driving. Teams. Birthday celebrations. Flirting in school hallways. Graduations. College tours. Performances. …
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  6. 9 Tips to Stay Calm for your Kids in a Crisis

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    April 6, 2020 by middleearthnj

    Children, even teenagers, are keen observers and they tend to mirror what they see and feel from their primary caregivers. …
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  7. Advice to Reduce Family Bickering During Quarantine

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    March 29, 2020 by middleearthnj

    As the world shuts down and families take refuge inside their homes in an effort to flatten the curve of …
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  8. Help Teens See Themselves As Part of the Solution During Crisis

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    March 22, 2020 by middleearthnj

    One of the reasons difficult circumstances are hard to deal with is because we feel out of control. When we …
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  9. Activities to Do with Teens and How to Battle Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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    March 15, 2020 by middleearthnj

    Due to the rapidly spreading COVID-19, many families are facing the unimaginable … being stuck together inside for weeks in …
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  10. Why is My Teen So Angry?

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    January 27, 2020 by middleearthnj

    Yes, teens are moody. They often roll their eyes, act annoyed, and slam doors. This is to be expected, as …
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