In an era where technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, finding the right balance between screen time and mental health for our teenagers has never been more critical. As parents, it is our responsibility to equip our teenagers with the tools they need to thrive in this digital age while also safeguarding their mental well-being.
Anxiety is not that different from fire. It can be scary, painful and frustrating. It can hurt us and those we love. However, at its core it is a very intentional and necessary part of who we are.
Audrey Hepburn said “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” The work of planting a garden is no small task. We ask our teen students and their families for trust in their treatment team to help them grow and surpass the restrictions of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Adolescent girls are currently being diagnosed with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders at twice the normal rate of any other group within our population! But why is this?