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  • Dealing With Bullying Dealing With Bullying

    Bullying has everyone worried, not just the people on its receiving end. Learn about dealing with bullies, including tips on how to stand up for yourself or a friend.

  • Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence

    Just as IQ is a way of being academically smart, emotional intelligence (EQ) is a way of being people-smart. But unlike IQ, we can work on improving our EQ. Here are some tips.

  • Gratitude Gratitude

    Gratitude doesn't just feel good. Focusing on what's good in our lives can also be good for us. Find out how in this article for teens.

  • How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem? How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem?

    We all have problems with self-esteem at certain times in our lives. Here are some tips that might help.

  • Optimism Optimism

    Optimists see the good in things -- and science has discovered that optimists can do better in life. The good news is, even pessimists can be more optimistic. Find out how.

  • Yoga Yoga

    Looking for a workout program that's easy to learn, requires little or no equipment, and soothes your soul while toning your body? Read about yoga - and watch our slideshow for some easy poses to try.

  • Yoga for Stress Relief Yoga for Stress Relief

    Yoga can help reduce stress because it promotes relaxation, which is the natural opposite of stress. These tips for teens can help you tap into yoga's stress-reducing benefits.

  • Yoga: Meditation and Breathing Yoga: Meditation and Breathing

    Breathing and meditation techniques can have subtle but powerful effects on everything from stress to sports performance. Try these four techniques.

  • 3 Ways to Increase Positive Emotions 3 Ways to Increase Positive Emotions

    People feel and do their best when they experience at least 3 times as many positive emotions as negative ones. This article offers ideas on how to build these powerful emotions.

  • 3 Ways to Practice Gratitude 3 Ways to Practice Gratitude

    Gratitude doesn't just feel good, it can be good for you. These 3 steps can help you start feeling more appreciative of the good things in your life.

  • Gratitude: A Worksheet Gratitude: A Worksheet

    Feeling grateful for what we have (instead of obsessing about what we don't) can help us get more out of life. This worksheet is designed to get you thinking about gratitude.

  • Mindfulness Mindfulness

    Mindfulness helps people do their best at things, whether that's focusing on a task or getting along with others. This article for teens has details on practicing mindfulness so you can make it work for you.

  • Mindfulness Exercises Mindfulness Exercises

    Being mindful helps people do better in just about every part of life, like focusing on homework or feeling less stressed out. This article for teens has 5 exercises to practice building mindfulness skills.

  • Positive Emotions: A Worksheet Positive Emotions: A Worksheet

    Positivity is fun to practice – as well as a great way to learn more about yourself. This worksheet is designed to help you explore 10 common positive emotions.

  • Be Your Best Self Be Your Best Self

    What makes people happy? How can you boost your own happiness? This site has information and activities based on the science of positive psychology to help you succeed, make a difference, handle difficult emotions, and build good relationship skills.

  • 3 Ways to Increase Positive Emotions 3 Ways to Increase Positive Emotions

    People feel and do their best when they experience at least 3 times as many positive emotions as negative ones. This article offers ideas on how to build these powerful emotions.

  • Choosing Your Mood Choosing Your Mood

    Choosing your mood means being in control of it instead of feeling like it's controlling you. Here are tips on how to create the right mood to help you succeed at what you're trying to do.

  • Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence

    Just as IQ is a way of being academically smart, emotional intelligence (EQ) is a way of being people-smart. But unlike IQ, we can work on improving our EQ. Here are some tips.

  • Good Reasons to Smile Good Reasons to Smile

    Smiling on purpose benefits brain chemistry – and can boost our mood. But it only works if you smile in the right way. Find out how in this article for teens.

  • Gratitude Gratitude

    Gratitude doesn't just feel good. Focusing on what's good in our lives can also be good for us. Find out how in this article for teens.

  • How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem? How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem?

    We all have problems with self-esteem at certain times in our lives. Here are some tips that might help.

  • Managing Your Emotional Reactions Managing Your Emotional Reactions

    People who do a good job of managing emotions know that it's healthy to express their feelings, but that it matters how they express them. Get tips in this article for teens.

  • Self-Esteem Self-Esteem

    Self-esteem helps us have good relationships, gives us the confidence to try new things, and helps us succeed. But low self-esteem can hold us back. Get the facts on self-esteem in this article for teens.

  • The Power of Positive Emotions The Power of Positive Emotions

    Scientists are learning that positive emotions have a powerful effect on our brains and bodies, helping us feel, and act, our best. Let this article help you tap into the power of positive emotions.

  • Understanding Other People Understanding Other People

    Being able to predict how other people might feel, act, or react is a skill that helps us build better relationships. These tips can help you develop the skill of understanding others.

  • Understanding Your Emotions Understanding Your Emotions

    Emotions help us relate to other people, know what we want, and make choices. Even "negative" emotions are useful. Find out how to understand emotions and use them effectively.

  • 5 Ways to Cope When a Loved One Dies 5 Ways to Cope When a Loved One Dies

    We all face grief at some point. Here are 5 ideas that might help you cope when someone you love has died.

  • Cutting Cutting

    It can be hard to understand, but people who cut themselves sometimes do it because it actually makes them feel better. They are overflowing with emotions - like sadness, depression, or anger - that they have trouble expressing.

  • Dealing With Anger Dealing With Anger

    Do you wonder why you fly off the handle so easily sometimes? Do you wish you knew healthier ways to express yourself when you're steamed? Check out this article for help with dealing with anger.

  • Death and Grief Death and Grief

    If someone close to you has died, you probably feel overwhelmed with grief. Read about some things that might help you cope.

  • Depression Depression

    Depression is very common. For more information about depression and feeling better, check out this article.

  • Fears and Phobias Fears and Phobias

    Fear is a normal human reaction that protects us by signaling danger and preparing us to deal with it. Get the facts about fears and phobias and what causes them.

  • Finding Low-Cost Mental Health Care Finding Low-Cost Mental Health Care

    If you need mental health care but don't think you can afford it, you're not alone. Get tips on finding low-cost or free mental health care in this article for teens.

  • Getting Help for Intense Grief Getting Help for Intense Grief

    Going through grief and loss is never easy. But in some situations, grief can feel especially intense – even overwhelming. Find out what to do in this article for teens.

  • Going to a Therapist Going to a Therapist

    Getting help with emotions or stress is the same as getting help with a medical problem like asthma or diabetes. This article explains how therapy works and how it can help with problems.

  • How Can I Stop Cutting? How Can I Stop Cutting?

    If you've been cutting and you want to stop, here are some approaches that might help you.

  • How to Tell When Someone Is Nice: Answers for Teens With Autism How to Tell When Someone Is Nice: Answers for Teens With Autism

    Spend time with people who are nice to you. Here's how to tell when someone is being nice, or being mean.

  • Rejection and How to Handle It Rejection and How to Handle It

    Rejection hurts. But it's impossible to avoid. Life is about going for things. And when we do, rejection is always a possibility.

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that affects some people and appears at the same time each year.

  • Stress & Coping Center Stress & Coping Center

    Visit our stress and coping center for advice on how to handle stress, including different stressful situations.

  • Suicide Suicide

    We all feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions or situations sometimes. If someone is seriously depressed, suicidal thinking is a real concern. Here are warning signs and ways to get help.

  • Test Anxiety Test Anxiety

    Everyone feels a little nervous and stressed before a test. And a touch of nervous anticipation can actually help keep you at peak performance. But for some people, this normal anxiety is more intense.

  • When Depression Is Severe When Depression Is Severe

    Severe depression can cloud a person's thinking and lead some people to think that life isn't worth living. But severe depression can be treated. Find out what to do and how to get help in this article for teens.

  • Why Am I in Such a Bad Mood? Why Am I in Such a Bad Mood?

    Because of all the changes taking place in your life, you may feel like you're on an emotional roller coaster. Find out more about bad moods and why you have them.

  • Why Do People Get Depressed? Why Do People Get Depressed?

    There's no one reason why people get depressed - many different things can play a role. Find out more about the things that can trigger depression.

  • 5 Facts About Goal Setting 5 Facts About Goal Setting

    Here are 5 practical tips on goal setting that can help make it easier to set and reach goals.

  • Assertiveness Assertiveness

    Assertiveness is the ability to speak up for yourself in a way that is honest and respectful. But it doesn't come naturally to everyone. Find out if you're too passive, too aggressive, or just assertive enough.

  • Extracurricular Activities Extracurricular Activities

    Joining a club or team is a fun way to try new things, meet people, and be active. Learn more about the basics and benefits of getting involved.

  • Homework Help Homework Help

    Writing a report? Studying for a test? Having problems at school? Get tips and advice.

  • Making a Change in Your Life Making a Change in Your Life

    This interactive feature guides you in setting a goal and coming up with steps to reach it.

  • Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up

    Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Just look at how many people diet, lose weight, and then gain it back again. But it's still possible to stay motivated if you take the right approach.

  • Teens Talk About Life (Video) Teens Talk About Life (Video)

    In this video series, teens talk about their experiences with bullying, stress, family life, managing health problems, staying fit, eating right — and what it means to be in love.

  • Volunteering Volunteering

    Volunteering gives you an opportunity to change lives, including your own. Get ideas on things you can do and tips on getting started in this article for teens.

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