This is a supplemental publication of Woodbury Reports' Places for Struggling Teens, www.strugglingteens.com. We search the Internet to find articles and opinions that might be helpful to professionals in the private parent-choice network, and parents working with teens with behavioral/emotional/learning problems.
For in the physical expression of my pain I find control. My feelings try to have mastery over me, try to consume me, but when metal or plastic connects with my flesh, I am not defeated. I take control of my emotions by distracting myself from my emotional pain with the experience of physical pain. The physical pain I am in control of, the emotional I am not.
Social Times (blog) The Emergence of a New Trend: Cyber Self-Harm Social Times (blog) However a new disturbing trend called cyber self-harm, wherein someone anonymously posts harmful messages aimed at themselves, has some self-harm specialists and...
By: Tanya Lewis Published: 12/06/2013 08:35 AM EST on LiveScience Dyslexia, the learning disability that makes reading and processing speech a challenge, may result from problems with brain connectivity, a new study suggests.
Information is taken from "Growing up with Media: Exposure to Violence and Sex in Media." GuwM was a three survey of 1,586 youth aged 10-15 years at baseline. Data were collected several times beginning in August-September, 2006 and ending in August-November, 2008.
Entering treatment for an eating disorder is the first step toward finding healing, recovery and well being. Once you have made the decision to begin treatment however, how do you decide what level of treatment is best for you?
"Whatever sins you have committed, you can't go back and undo them," - Mark Ciavarella It was one of the most shocking stories of judicial corruption in American history, and now the full story of Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella is being told...
For those who feel envious of the wealthy, perhaps you should think again. Researchers have found that mental illness thrives in families with high income. The problem affects the children of these families as they buckle under extreme pressures to perform. They have to be the best at everything; get into the best schools, maintain the best grades, to continually win awards. The majority of this pressure is exerted by the parents, but peer pressure is a close second.
Lon Woodbury's insight:
Wow, this sounds like a lot of the kids our network of private, parent-choice residential programs for struggling teens wowrks with. -Lon