Find Healing Through Positive Self-Talk and Core Messages

Posted by John Stewart | Depression, Treatment 101 | core issue Core Meaning self-talk 0 Comments

Self-talk is more than just the words you tell yourself.  Self-talk includes how you relate to social media, the music you listen to and the friends you spend time with. These messages combine to create a single core message that can define you. When you become aware of your self-talk and the core message in […]

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Dealing with Teen Depression in a Residential Treatment Setting

Posted by gretchenb | Depression | depression teen depression 0 Comments

Upon entering a residential treatment center, about 80% of adolescent girls have some form of anxiety or depression. Many of the behaviors we see in residential treatment mirror the behaviors at home upon admission: school avoidance, isolation, struggles with peer relationships, activity refusal, self-harm, suicidal ideation and disconnect from family. I have encountered all of […]

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Depressed? Anxious? Suffering from PTSD? There’s an App for that!

Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Anxiety, Depression, Electronics, Therapeutic/Clinical, Trauma & PTSD | app mobile therapist therapy 0 Comments

Regardless of the fact that great progress is being made in the area of tech-based therapies, my own policy regarding psycho-therapeutic technology is to proceed with curiosity…and caution.

For now, the only therapist I’ll stick in my own pocket or recommend to others is one who promises little things. Like a little help going to sleep, or some organizational assistance to help manage ADHD.

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Is your teenager depressed?

Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Depression, Suicide, Therapeutic/Clinical | depression diagnosis self-harm suicide symptoms teen teenager 0 Comments

Is your teenager irritable? Apathetic? Withdrawn? Does she sleep in, seemingly forever, on weekends? Does she express unhappiness and thoughts of death and dying? If so, how do you know if she’s suffering from depression or just garden variety teenage angst?

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