Coping Strategies

Misguided emotional coping is common among teens. Many turn to unhealthy fixes, such as overeating, to deal with everyday problems. For instance, binge eating is a prevalent unhealthy coping mechanism among teenagers. Approximately 1.6% of American adolescents suffer from binge eating disorder. One of the largest contributors to the...

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Teen Angst

Being a teenager can be overwhelming: school, homework, social activities, and worrying about the future can cause lots of stress. We’re stuck in this phase between childhood and adulthood, where we’re too young to know what we’re doing but old enough to be expected to know. On top of...

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Mental Wins, #3

Humanitarian professionals witness physical and mental suffering every day. Indeed, the reason for our presence in difficult places is to help alleviate such suffering; but the exposure, the long hours of work, the extreme environments, and the distance from home take a big toll. I burned out on my...

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