Mental Health

May 6, 2024

Wear Green Day, Show Your Support for Mental Health

Join Embrace U and mental health advocates across Middle Tennessee on Wednesday, May 22 by wearing green to show your support for mental health. Let’s turn […]
April 11, 2024

Enabling Vs Helping: Treating Adolescents with Mental Health Conditions

Jessica Lavender, a licensed professional counselor, and administrator at Embrace U, talked with Lydia Thompson on the podcast “Counselor Off The Clock” about enabling vs. helping […]
April 9, 2024

How to Talk to a Teen About Therapy

The idea of starting therapy can be unsettling for teenagers, especially if they are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition like anxiety or depression. When […]
April 2, 2024

When Should My Teen Get More Intensive Treatment?

It’s common for teenagers in need of mental health treatment to start with one-on-one weekly therapy sessions. But when should parents consider more intensive treatment? We […]
March 26, 2024

What Type of Therapy is Best for a Teen with Depression?

Depression is one of the most treatable mental disorders. When it comes to teen depression, treatment options range from one-on-one therapy to hospitalization. More than 80% […]
March 8, 2024

Mental Health Levels of Care: Residential vs Outpatient Treatment

There are essentially two recommended levels of treatment for children and teens experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of a mental health disorder — residential treatment (hospitalization), […]
February 27, 2024

How Long Will It Take for Therapy to Work?

Therapists who treat adolescents are often asked, “How long will it take for therapy to work?” The answer depends on several factors including a patient’s diagnosis, […]
January 31, 2024

The Complexities of PTSD in Teenagers

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 5% of teens struggle with PTSD. PTSD can severely worsen a teen’s mental well-being and can impact […]
January 16, 2024

Can Puberty Cause Mental Illness?

About 1 in 7 10-19 year olds struggle with a mental disorder. Because many teens struggle with mental health symptoms, many people may wonder if puberty […]