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Gender and Mental Illness: 7 Important Facts You Should Know

Gender and Mental Illness: 7 Important Facts You Should Know

While mental health is a crucial part of overall wellness for all individuals, it can impact men and women in different ways. This is true of both adults and teenagers, with the latter group experiencing increasingly greater rates of mental health challenges such as depression. In order for adults to provide teens with the proper… Continue Reading

5 Simple Ways to Help Teens Cope with Anxiety

5 Simple Ways to Help Teens Cope with Anxiety

While stress is a completely normal response to challenging situations, stress that runs rampant can be harmful to both mental and physical health. According to a 2014 report by the American Psychological Association, approximately 42 percent of teens do not take active measures to manage their anxious thoughts. It is important for parents to help… Continue Reading

How to Know When Teen Anxiety Becomes a Serious Issue

How to Know When Teen Anxiety Becomes a Serious Issue

Everyone feels anxious sometimes. Anxiety is a normal response to stimuli that could pose a threat to one’s wellbeing, and for thousands of years, it has been an integral component of human survival. As children grow up, they encounter a wide range of new and challenging obstacles that may cause anxiety. From new experiences such… Continue Reading

3 of the Top Medical Questions about Eating Disorders

3 of the Top Medical Questions about Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a complex medical condition that has causes and symptoms rooted in both mental and physical health. If left untreated, a condition such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder can not only become a significant threat to a teen’s long-term mental health and development, but it can also place their physical health… Continue Reading

What Are the Benefits of Residential Treatment Programs?

What Are the Benefits of Residential Treatment Programs?

As a residential teen rehab center, Newport Academy strives to provide high-quality, consistent mental health treatment that facilitates sustainable, long-term mental wellness. Based on a foundation of compassion and understanding, Newport Academy’s services include both residential and outpatient teen treatment programs. While teens with mild to moderate mental health challenges may have success in outpatient… Continue Reading

7 Simple Ways to Encourage Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Teen

7 Simple Ways to Encourage Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Teen

A healthy amount of self-esteem is one of the building blocks of positive mental health. The ability to view oneself positively and recognize one’s strengths and accomplishments is crucial to a peaceful and constructive state of mind, and it is especially crucial during the formative teenage years. As teens adapt to changing expectations and social… Continue Reading

5 of the Most Unique Experiential Therapy Programs at Newport Academy

5 of the Most Unique Experiential Therapy Programs at Newport Academy

Newport Academy takes a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation, combining a variety of enrichment programs to help teens overcome mental health and substance abuse challenges while simultaneously increasing their self-confidence and developing a stronger bond with their families and communities. In addition to individualized academic instruction, resources for spiritual development, and a variety of clinical therapy… Continue Reading

These Are the Most Common Signs that Your Teen May Be Depressed

These Are the Most Common Signs that Your Teen May Be Depressed

Fluctuating moods and periods of sadness, stress, and uncertainty are a normal part of growing up. As teens contend with changing hormones, increasing responsibilities, and making plans for the future, it is perfectly natural for them to experience unhappiness or irritability. However, it is just as natural for parents to become concerned when emotional turbulence… Continue Reading

How Family Therapy Can Inspire Emotional Healing

How Family Therapy Can Inspire Emotional Healing

Developed to assist young adults ages 12 to 20 in overcoming substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, Newport Academy’s treatment programs emphasize compassion and understanding. The organization’s mental health professionals seek to remove the stigma associated with mental health challenges in order to help teens work through their issues with… Continue Reading

3 Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder You Need to Know

3 Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder You Need to Know

An estimated 8 million Americans are living with an eating disorder. For many, the struggle with body image and the need to maintain healthy eating habits began in adolescence. Their eating disorders stem from a variety of behavioral, biological, and social factors. Teenagers may respond to stringent societal beauty standards in the entertainment or athletic… Continue Reading

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