Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety Symptoms in Teenagers

Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety Symptoms in Teenagers The surmounting pressures on teenagers increase as American society becomes more and more competitive. Teenagers can feel pressured to perform not only in school, but also at home by parents. Adding to this, is social media, which can exacerbate feelings of anxiety as photo-shopped images of flawless faces with perfect fit bodies appear all over Instagram feeds. These…

How Sleep Patterns Affect Daily Functioning

Sleep is a very important component to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, with all the busy schedules and other recreational activities, it can be difficult to maintain the recommended 7 to 9 hours. This continuation of inadequate sleep can lead to deterioration in our physical and mental functioning. The negative effects of sleep deprivation include: Issues with short- and long-term memory Inability to concentrate Negative…

Protecting Our Loved Ones: Risk Factors You Need To Know About Suicide

According to National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Do you know the difference between suicidal ideations and attempts? – Suicide is the act of taking your own life by self-inflicted injury. – Suicide attempts is non-fatal, self-inflicted injury where the intent was to die as a result. – Suicidal ideations are thoughts of…