May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on May 1, 2021 11:34:00 AM

In 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) began Mental Health Awareness Month. Every May, numerous organizations come together for advocacy and resources. This year, the theme is Tools 2 Thrive, an optimistic topic given some of the past year’s unique challenges. 

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Topics: Resilience, For Youth

How to Help a Friend Who is Struggling [For Teens]

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 5, 2021 3:15:03 PM

What should you do if a friend approaches you about a particular problem and you aren't sure how to respond? Better yet, how can you best support them if they don't want you sharing their secrets? Here are some tips to consider. 

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Topics: Tweens, Counseling, For Youth

Tips for Coping with Anxiety [For Teens]

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Feb 15, 2021 4:49:37 PM

Childhood should be a safe, happy, carefree time, full of fun and exploration--but for some kids, it's not. Depression and anxiety make it difficult for children to enjoy life to the fullest, and if not adequately addressed, can cause problems that last long into adulthood. 

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Topics: Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Anxiety, For Youth

How to Talk to Your Parents About Your Mental Health

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Feb 15, 2021 10:59:18 AM
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Topics: Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Bullying, Counseling, For Youth

Tips for Maintaining Teen Relationships During COVID-19

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Feb 2, 2021 9:31:15 AM
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Topics: Adolescents/Teens, Covid-19, Online Safety, For Youth

Mental Health Self-Care Tips for Teens during COVID-19

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Feb 2, 2021 9:22:13 AM
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Topics: Adolescents/Teens, Covid-19, For Youth

Eating Disorders As Self-Harm

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 17, 2020 4:02:20 PM

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that impact at least 9% of the population worldwide. Second to opioid overdoses, they are among the deadliest mental illnesses, causing one death every 52 minutes.

Are eating disorders considered self-harm? Let’s get into what you need to know.

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Topics: For Parents, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, For Youth

What Teens Need to Know About Finding a Job During COVID

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 31, 2020 3:36:57 PM

For most teenagers, finding a job in the best of times is an intimidating prospect. Trying to find a job during a pandemic or when unemployment is very high, however, feels impossible.

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Topics: Youthworks, For Youth