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  • Newport Academy Tackles The Ins And Outs Of Raising A Teen

    Newport Academy Tackles The Ins And Outs Of Raising A Teen

    Parenting teens can be challenging, but it can also bring immense joy. However, during difficult situations, turning to time-tested, evidence-based strategies for parenting can be helpful, regardless of age. Whether parents are dealing with the “terrible twos” or with a teen mental health crisis, having a toolkit for keeping calm, creating a harmonious household and relating to their ...

  • Newport Academy Examines Teens, Sports And Mental Health

    Newport Academy Examines Teens, Sports And Mental Health

    Teen sports can have a major positive impact on a child's quality of life, especially in the area of mental health. There are a variety of ways to reap exercise's benefits, from dance, yoga and hiking to basketball, baseball and other team sports. In addition to promoting a healthier body, youth athletics also boost self-esteem, hone teamwork skills and allow athletes to develop a close ...

  • Is Your Teen Suffering From Anxiety? Newport Academy Explains Signs

    Is Your Teen Suffering From Anxiety? Newport Academy Explains Signs

    Unfortunately, teen anxiety disorders are increasingly common among adolescents, with roughly 25 percent of American teens between the ages of 13 and 18 having been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at some point.Teens with anxiety disorders experience particularly high levels of anxiety and often struggle with feelings of tension and fear. As a result, these emotions can interfere ...

  • Get Out! Newport Academy Helps Teens Seize Summer At Adventure Camp

    Get Out! Newport Academy Helps Teens Seize Summer At Adventure Camp

    This summer vacation, Newport Academy is helping teens truly reset and recharge through its one-of-a-kind Adventure Camp in Darien, Conn.Designed to help students practice self-care, build life skills and stay engaged and healthy during the unstructured summer months, the two week day camp will offer attendees the chance to experience the outdoors and foster adventure to promote ...

  • Newport Academy Shines Light On The Darkness Of Teen Suicide

    Newport Academy Shines Light On The Darkness Of Teen Suicide

    In the wake of several recent celebrity deaths, a renewed attention to mental illness and the tragedy of suicide has been brought to public focus. Although these high-profile deaths have involved middle-aged victims, the motivating illnesses impact people of all ages, especially a growing number of youths and teens.According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of teen deaths ...

  • Teens And Antidepressants: More Harm Than Good?

    Teens And Antidepressants: More Harm Than Good?

    With teen depression on the rise, medication may seem like the easiest and quickest way to treat struggling or suicidal teens. However, the results of these treatments have been mixed, and in some cases, ultimately cause more harm than good. How Antidepressants WorkTo some extent, depression and its effects on the brain are a mystery. However, the simplest explanation for how ...

  • Healthy For The Holidays: Newport Academy's Advice On Minimizing Stress

    Healthy For The Holidays: Newport Academy's Advice On Minimizing Stress

    DARIEN, Conn. -- The holiday season is here, and with it come celebration, family gatherings and good food. However, this time of year can be particularly difficult and stressful for those recovering from mental health disorders or substance abuse. Thankfully, families can take steps to stay balanced and positive during this busy time. Here are Newport Academy's three keys to having a ...

  • Helping Teens Relax: Newport Academy Provides Tips to Combat Stress

    Helping Teens Relax: Newport Academy Provides Tips to Combat Stress

    DARIEN, Conn. -- The ups and downs of daily life can leave teenagers feeling stressed. While a certain amount of stress is normal, if it goes on long enough or gets bad enough, it can lead to physical or mental health conditions that require professional treatment. However, there are ways to combat this ongoing issue. Stress is a common emotional and psychological reaction for teens, ...

  • Rethinking Teen Mental Health: Why We Should Consider A Different Approach

    Rethinking Teen Mental Health: Why We Should Consider A Different Approach

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- The mental health of our teenagers is an ongoing issue in America. In addition, therapists, counselors and parents seek to understand and treat adolescent mental health in ways that do no harm. In an effort to shed light on this topic, Newport Academy, an adolescent treatment facility, and the University of Connecticut are hosting a day conference on Nov. 9 that ...

  • Make Summer Vacation Truly A Retreat With Your Teen

    Make Summer Vacation Truly A Retreat With Your Teen

    DARIEN, Conn. -- With summer vacation in full swing, students are able to relax and unwind, leaving behind the daily demands of the school year. However, as much as everyone loves the freedom of long, warm summer nights, vacation can come with its own share of stressors for struggling teens. Changes in routine often are difficult to cope with, and adjusting from a school to summer ...

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