After nearly twenty years of working with teenagers, I can honestly say that I am more worried about our kids now than I have ever been. Before I get into the meat of this article I want to point out one of the high positives and that is that I am generally seeing...read more
I think everyone, at one point or another, has heard the old joke “how do you know when a teenager is lying?” with the punchline obviously being “when their mouth is moving.” But I wanted to chime in on this issue with a written article because I see more and more...read more
Recently I was doing my thing on social media, like we all do, scrolling through during a moment of boredom and wanted to see what the latest was in the world when I came across an article that was making the assertion that people have turned childhood into a mental...read more
Today I came across something on social media that claimed that ADHD was a completely fake disorder that has been concocted by pharmaceutical companies. I’m almost inclined to agree except that I have encountered a few individuals that swear that they have it and...read more
I’ve been working with teenagers for nearly twenty years, I started working in treatment centers where teens were sent when they were basically kicked out of society and were deemed to be in need of behavior corrections. As a therapist, I have never been so concerned...read more
More and more teens are attempting and committing suicide, not only locally, here in Utah, but suicide rates are increasing on a national level as well. In my professional opinion, we are in the middle of a mental health epidemic. Depression, anxiety and suicide have...read more
In the last year and especially the last six months, I have been thinking a lot about how to make the biggest difference locally because of the ever increasing rates of teen suicide. If you ask me, there are two things that we must realize and embrace. The first thing...read more
I’ve been working with teenagers for nearly twenty years and I have never felt so concerned about the state of their wellbeing and mental health. As the rates of teen suicide continue to climb, it’s no mystery that we are in the midst of a crisis. Our young people are...read more
Most people already know that Utah has one of the highest rates of teen suicide in the nation. It has climbed about one hundred and forty one percent in recent years. Statistically, someone in Utah will end their life every fourteen hours, the majority of those are...read more
Most people in Utah know that this state has one of the highest, if not the highest, rate of antidepressant usage in both the United States and in the world. This has been going on for awhile too, people have been taking high levels of anti-depressants for quite some...read more
Usually when I talk about divorce with a lot of conflict, I’m referring to situations where one of the parent’s is a high conflict individual who is sometimes an individual with a personality disorder. I’ve written a lot of articles on these types of divorces and tips...read more
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