Teen Girls in 2015 Need Good Communication Skills
HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- Teen Girls in 2015 Need Good Communication Skills
- A Teen Girl's Guide To Speaking Up
- Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
- From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
- Stand Up for Mental Health
- Latest Mental Health News
What teen girl doesn't struggle with interpersonal relationships and trying to figure out who they are and how they fit in? Teen girls face complicated social interactions, especially in today's all-consuming social media world. Dealing with parents, school, romantic relationships, bullying, friends drama and Facebook miscommunication can be fraught with stressful and high-crisis situations for which most teen girls are unprepared. That's why our Building Self-Esteem blogger and therapist, Emily Roberts, MA, LPC, came out with Express Yourself: A Teen Girl's Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are. Emily talks more about the book in this video.
Why is this book important? Most girls have never been taught the skills or had enough experience to manage these complicated environments effectively. Express Yourself provides step-by-step communication and confidence guidelines for typical common stressful situations. The chapter titles include:
- Communicating with Confidence
- Friends and Frenemies
- Family Frustrations and Building Better Bonds
- Digital Drama and Texting Troubles
- The Social Butterfly: You with Your Peers
- Romantic Relationships
- Powerful Adults and Professionals
Whether you're a teen girl or a parent or grandparent of one, Express Yourself provides an understandable, easy-to-digest, way of getting insight into potential communication problems and providing the tools and solutions to deal with them. With Express Yourself, you get a book that provides technology skills in tandem with confident communication skills; something every girl needs, and every parent needs to understand, in today's world.
Articles Related to Teen Girls and Self-Esteem
- The Facts on Depression in Teen Girls and Self-Esteem
- A Child’s Self-Esteem Starts at Home
- Social Media and Your Kid’s Self Esteem
Today's Question: Does your teen daughter have healthy or low self-esteem? What do you attribute that to? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.
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Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:
- What Constitutes an Unhealthy Relationship?
- The Myths and Facts on Self-Medicating for Anxiety
- How Mindfulness Can Increase Self-Confidence
If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.
On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.
- About Liz Smith, Author of “Coping With Depression” Blog (Coping with Depression Blog)
- Calming Anxiety: an Alternative to Meditation (Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog)
- Combat Negative Self-Talk with the Three Cs and Create Blissful Living in Your Kitchen in 5 Easy Steps (Living A Blissful Life Blog)
- Did Antidepressant Black Box Warnings Increase Suicides? (Breaking Bipolar Blog)
- Movie, “Welcome to Me”: An Offensive Depiction of Borderline (More Than Borderline Blog)
- After the Rape: Three Lies Rape Victims Believe (Recovering From Mental Illness Blog)
- Posttraumatic Stress Education Critical in PTSD Healing (Trauma! A PTSD Blog)
- Accepting Responsibility for Your Self-Esteem and Why Teen Girls Struggle to Communicate with Confidence (Building Self-Esteem Blog)
- Friends and Mental Illness Stigma (Surviving Mental Health Stigma Blog)
- A Starvation Diet’s Toxic Thoughts (Binge Eating Recovery Blog)
- Self-Harm and A Triggering Workplace Environment (Speaking Out About Self-Injury Blog)
- Why Treatment for Trauma is So Important for Children (Mental Health Treatment Circle Blog)
- Five Habits to Improve Your Self Image Daily (Your Mental Health Blog)
- Ways to Manage Anxiety in Love Relationships (Treating Anxiety Blog)
- How To Recover From Emotional Trauma of Domestic Abuse (Verbal Abuse in Relationships Blog)
- Siblings of Children with Mental Illness (Life with Bob)
- What to Tell a Date About Your Mental Illness (Relationships and Mental Illness Blog)
- Does Mental Illness Serve a Purpose? (Getting Through Tough Times Blog)
- Dealing With Self-Harm While Being Queer (The Life: LGBT Mental Health Blog)
- Alcohol-Related or Drug-Related Dreams in Addiction Recovery and Advice for Regaining Control of Your Life in Early Sobriety (Debunking Addiction Blog)
- Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder and Smoking Cigarettes (Creative Schizophrenia Blog)
Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.
Thousands Have Joined the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign
But we still need you. Let others know there's no shame in having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trichotillomania, OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other mental illness.
Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:
- Use Of Certain Painkillers Linked With Increased Risk Of Homicide
- Study Finds That 5.8% Of The General Population Have Experienced Psychotic Episodes
- Spouses' Mood May Impact The Well-Being Of Cancer Survivors
- Research Links Impulsivity And Binge Eating
- Weak Electric Current To The Brain May Improve Thinking In People With Schizophrenia
- Alzheimer's Culprit Causes Memory Loss Even Before Brain Degeneration
- Tuberculosis Drug Can Improve Effect Of CBT
That's it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the HealthyPlace.com site, I hope you'll pass this onto them. You can also share the newsletter on any social network (like facebook, stumbleupon, or digg) you belong to by clicking the links below. For updates throughout the week:
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Last Updated: 02 June 2015
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD