Teen Dating Violence: The Warning Signs

February is National Teen Dating Violence month in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, 10% of all teens between 7th grade and 12th grade experience teen dating violence. Teens who are abused are are higher risk for substance abuse, developing depression, developing eating disorders and attempting …

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Signs and Risk Factors for Depression in Teenagers

Depression can affect anyone at any age, from infants to senior citizens and everyone in between. Adolescence is a time when there is added risk for developing depression because of the physiological changes that are happening in the brains and bodies of teens. It is especially important to know the …

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South Asian Parents: When Teen Mood Swings Are a Problem

First generation American born South Asian teens and their parents face a unique set of challenges that many other cultures don’t face. The parents were raised in a culture, society and educational system that is entirely different than the one their teen is being raised in. Despite trying to maintain …

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Want to Lose Weight? Reduce the Stress

When you are under stress, your focus is primarily on getting through the stressful event. What tends to fall to the wayside are healthy living strategies like exercising and eating well and you may notice an increase in weight during the most stressful times of your life. For people experiencing …

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South Asian Emotion: The Truth About Laughter

Whether it’s a boisterous laugh that comes from the belly or a quiet laugh interspersed with snorting, when we laugh we instantly feel good and we want to do it again. What we don’t think about is what is happening to our minds and bodies as we giggle, chuckle or …

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Strawberry

February’s ingredient is: strawberries! One of the most romantic foods (and often associated with Valentine’s Day) are strawberries. Not only are they great for setting the mood that day, they are an excellent source of numerous vitamins and minerals that have positive effects on mental health. One cup of strawberries …

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Green Peas

January’s ingredient is: green peas! Green peas have a notorious reputation amongst young children. However, research is showing that not only do they help kids grow big and strong, but they are rich with vitamins and minerals that help promote positive mental health. An excellent source of Vitamin K, green …

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