Good Morning! Here's the Monday Morning Blog!
Have you had a chance to check in with those teens or young adults in your life? If so, how are they doing?
You probably noticed the new look when you came to read the blog. The website got a refreshed look to go along with the new logo. What do you think of it? It is also the perfect time to announce the release date for book two of The Way Series, Shawn's Way. It is listed on the home page if you haven't seen it yet or it can be found at the end of this post.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
This month I'll be focusing my posts on Mental Health Issues, not only to raise awareness, but to provide resources to learn more about it and to find help if you need it. While one in five people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.
This week I'll be focusing on a well known resource for mental health issues, Newport Academy.
Newport Academy is a series of healing centers for young adults, teens and families struggling with mental health issues, such as teen depression, teen anxiety, and trauma-related issues, along with co-occurring eating disorders and substance abuse.
According to their website, Newport Academy, they list some reasons of why pick Newport Academy?
Struggling Teens are not broken - Rather they are confronting the human experience of coming into conflict with their environments.
The core issue we address is lack of self-esteem which is a main cause of mental health issues. It is the core cause of teen depression, anxiety and self destructive behaviors.
Their philosophy is love - they create a safe, accepting, and nurturing environment for the teens that come to them for treatment
Family therapy is a cornerstone of their clinical treatment model - Family involvement is critical to the successful outcome of teen treatment
I was impressed by this approach to helping teens and families. And the motto listed with the logo above.
Teenage and Young Adult Mental Health
Like I talked about in my Teen Issue - Anxiety vs. Anxiety Disorders blog post earlier this month, anxiety is a natural response to stress. But when that response becomes overwhelming, teens and adults alike are confronting a situation which is coming into conflict with what they are used to. Some people are able to take that on as a challenge and are able to overcome it. Others struggle with it due to lack of self esteem and feel that they can't do it. That can lead to depression, anxiety and self destructive disorders.
When teens and young adults are struggling, ask them what is wrong and acknowledge their feelings. Just that step can go a long way to making someone who is hurting feel safe. Then try to help them understand why they are feeling the way that they are. If they need additional help, places like Newport Academy can help them find help for what they are feeling and find healthy ways to deal with what is creating their anxiety.
Mental Health Resource
Along with the treatment programs that they offer, they also have an extensive resource library on their website. Here's a link to it Teen Rehab - Resources Be sure to take a look whether you are interested in some information about teen mental health issues or just want to check into what Newport Academy can offer.
New Website and Book Release Date
Did you get a chance to check out the new website? Please do and let me know what you think of it. If you want to say hello, send me a message through my contact me page.
Along with the new site, the other big news is that book two of The Way Series, Shawn's Way, will be releasing on June 21, 2021. If you haven't had a chance to read book one, The Hard Way yet, you still have time. Just head over to the books tab and pick up a copy.
Have a great week!