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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Teen Mental Health (Overview)

Teen mental health refers the treatment and maintenance of the psychological well-being of teens.


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Where to get teen mental health info?

Where to get teen mental health info?

School, doc, etc: Teen mental health info can be found in a number of places. The school counselor will usually have pamphlets (like on glee) or websites you can use. The american academy of pediatrics has a number of resources and website links to use, and there are online resources like the mayo clinic and johns hopkins that publish information. Plus the cdc has a whole section on this. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
120 doctors shared insights

Teen Mental Health (Overview)

Teen mental health refers the treatment and maintenance of the psychological well-being of teens.


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How can illegal drugs affect a teen's mental health?

How can illegal drugs affect a teen's mental health?

Depends: Depends on the drugs, the teen, and what the teen is going through in day to day life. Occasional cannabis use, as an example is not likely to greatly tax a teen's mental health, but daily use of cannabis, or any other substance, in increasing amounts can be indicative of great emotional pain, and can be life threatening in some cases. ...Read more

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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

Nothing more gratifying than to have your kid thank you for doing good by them. Give 'em all you got! ...See more

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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do something vigorous everyday
Once
Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
Once
Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
Once
Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where do you live?: I know here in virginia there are a few. Depends where you live really. Some places are out of the way, and others are in populated centers. Your local hospital, especially if it has a department of psychology, will have a list. Otherwise you can consult with the state board of psychology for a local list. You will usually need referral from your physician to get in. ...Read more

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Teen mental health disorder app available?

Teen mental health disorder app available?

Pefrhaps: Try my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

Do the food shopping together. Teach them to de-code food labels & eat fresh food- no ingredients! ...See more

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Teen mental health question --does it go to adol peds or psych?

Teen mental health question --does it go to adol peds or psych?

Depends: Most adolescent pediaticians can care for many mental health issues like adhd or depression but things like schizophrenia are always best cared for by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Try use web search: This is one of the sites that gives you some links to psychiatric facilities by state. I'm sure there are many more. Please google. http://www.theagapecenter.com/hospitals/psychiatric.htm#illinois. ...Read more

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more