Cutting: A Cry For Help

Self-mutilation isn’t exactly a dinner-table topic. But cutting and piercings and self-harm are a growing phenomenon that parents and concerned family and friends simply cannot ignore. The problem is becoming more common among young people who lack self-esteem, have dysfunctional family situations, are experiencing extreme stress or pressure at school, or may have underlying mental…

PTSD Among Adolescents

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with soldiers of war. Horrified by events which they were forced to live through; the experience haunts their dreams and changes their personalities. War veterans often avoid talking about the events which triggered the PTSD but develop a hyper-vigilance in order to protect themselves from being trapped in…