• Teen Therapy,  Teens During COVID-19

    Your Teen is Not Exaggerating: Social Distancing is Their Hell

    Pretty much everyone’s world has been rocked by COVID-19. For teenagers, the effects of social isolation are not just annoying, they are dangerous.  A new study by Nationwide Children’s found that pediatric emergency department visits for mental health disorders have increased by 60% and visits for deliberate self-harm have increased by 329%. Of all the age categories, teenagers 15-17-years old showed the biggest increase (68%). In this blog we will explore possible reasons behind the increase, and how parents can help.  Teenagers are Wired for Social Interaction  It is widely known that one of the main goals of adolescents is independence. Teens start to slowly separate from their families and…

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