How Can We Support Our Teenagers?

If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). You can find a list of additional resources at SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources. Mental health has become an increasingly important topic within the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, especially in teenagers. With suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression and other mental health related struggles and disordersContinue reading “How Can We Support Our Teenagers?”

Not Your Mother’s Gratitude Journal: Using Instagram to Boost Your Happiness

Promly’s own Katerina Rettino offers some advice on how to use social media and journaling to increase your happiness and remain grateful in the face of challenges. Check out her article, originally posted on her wellness blog in December 2020 below. Additionally, check out some more of her posts on her blog linked here! TwoContinue reading “Not Your Mother’s Gratitude Journal: Using Instagram to Boost Your Happiness”

Is This the Quintessential Gap Year?

I can’t pinpoint exactly when this mindset began, but for the majority of my high school career I hated the idea of going to college. Not just taking harder classes, but living in a dorm, leaving all of my hometown friends, and the mindless partying I associated it with.   This might sound all too familiarContinue reading “Is This the Quintessential Gap Year?”

“But Everyone Gets Sad Sometimes.”

How parents can help their teens who are struggling with their mental health, instead of fueling isolation and invalidation. The biggest problem between parents and their kids is miscommunication. A generational difference makes this even harder to avoid. But words can change everything in the relationship between a parent and their kid, especially in theirContinue reading ““But Everyone Gets Sad Sometimes.””