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  • 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

    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.

  • 5 Ways to Know Your Feelings Better

    Emotional awareness (knowing what we feel and why) helps us learn about ourselves and build good relationships. Here are 5 ways to get more in touch with your emotions.

  • Apologizing

    We all mess up at times. An apology tells someone that we're sorry for the hurt we caused — even if we didn't do it on purpose. But does an apology fix everything? And how should you handle it if someone apologizes to you? Find out here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Confidence

    Confidence means believing in yourself and in your abilities – not in an arrogant way, but in a realistic, secure way.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • How to Live a Happy Life

    Research shows that just 10% of happiness depends on a person's situation. We actually have more control over happiness than we might think. Find out how.

  • How's Your Self-Esteem? (Quiz)

    This quiz can give you insight into things that might affect your self-esteem so you can learn how to build and protect it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rejection: How Well Do You Cope? (Quiz)

    Everyone gets rejected at some point. Get some insight into your coping skills by taking this quiz for teens.

  • Relaxation Exercise: Loving Kindness Meditation

    This meditation helps us feel connected to and grateful for the people in our lives. Listen as we guide you through this meditation.

  • Relaxation Exercises: Breathing Basics

    Breathing exercises help us slow down and relax. Let our audio recordings coach you through 3 simple breathing exercises: finger-count breathing, smiling breath, and belly breathing.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    For some people, worries about appearance become extreme and upsetting, interfering with their lives, a condition called body dysmorphic disorder.

  • Body Image and Self-Esteem

    When your body changes, so can your image of yourself. Find out how your body image affects your self-esteem and what you can do.

  • Dealing With Feelings When You're Overweight

    If a person is struggling with extra weight, it can add to the emotional ups and downs of being a teen. Get some tips on coping here.

  • Plastic Surgery

    Lots of images may come to mind when you think of plastic surgery. This special type of surgery involves a person's appearance and ability to function.

  • Vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a loss of skin pigment that causes white spots or patches to appear on the skin. It's not medically dangerous, but it can affect a person's appearance. Find out more.

  • 5 Ways to (Respectfully) Disagree

    These 5 tips can help you disagree with someone in a constructive way - without losing it or shying away from how you feel.

  • 5 Ways to Beat Pre-performance Nerves

    Stressed out about speaking or performing in front of people? These tips can help you cope.

  • 5 Ways to Cope When a Loved One Dies

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

  • 5 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

    Everyone feels worried or nervous at times. Here are 5 tips for teens to help manage anxiety.

  • 5 Ways to Help Yourself Through Depression

    It's important to take action against depression - it doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting professional help, here are 5 ways to feel better.

  • 5 Ways to Prevent Stress Buildup

    Everyday stressors have a way of piling up if we don't keep them in check. Adding these 5 simple actions to your regular routine can help you avoid that "bogged down by stress" feeling.

  • 5 Ways to Shake Shyness

    If shyness is putting a hold on your social life, here are 5 ideas that might help.

  • ADHD: Tips to Try

    It takes time to learn to manage ADHD. These tips for teens can help with school and learning.

  • Asking for Help: Getting Past Obstacles

    Sometimes our ideas and beliefs stand in the way of asking for help. Here are ideas for teens on how to get past 5 common barriers to getting help.

  • Coping With Cliques

    Are you on the outside looking in or the inside wanting out? Find out how to deal with cliques in this article for teens.

  • Dealing With Addiction

    Find out what you can do if you think you or a friend has a drug or alcohol addiction - from recognizing the warning signs to suggestions to help you stay clean.

  • 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.

  • Dealing With Feelings When You're Overweight

    If a person is struggling with extra weight, it can add to the emotional ups and downs of being a teen. Get some tips on coping here.

  • Dwarfism: Emily's Story (Video)

    Emily was adopted from Russia, where she was born with a type of dwarfism. In this video, she talks about her life philosophy and how she overcame the many hurdles she faced.

  • How Can I Get Help in a Crisis?

    If you’re dealing with a crisis, get help right away. Here's how to find people who will listen, talk with you, and help.

  • 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 Break Up Respectfully

    Breaking up means having an awkward or difficult conversation. Here are some ideas on what to say and how to say it - and why it's best to break up in person.

  • I Started Cutting Again. How Can I Stop?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • I Think I Have a Mental Health Problem. Who Can I Talk To?

    If you have a mental health problem or you just need support through a tough time, it can help to talk with someone. Here's how teens can find that help.

  • 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

    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.

  • Peer Pressure

    Responding to peer pressure is part of human nature — but some people are more likely to give in, and others are better able to resist and stand their ground. Find out how to make the right choices for you.

  • Rape

    Rape is forced, unwanted sexual intercourse. Rape is about power, not sex. Both men and women of any age can be raped. Find out what you can do and how to take care of yourself after a rape.

  • 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.

  • Rejection: How Well Do You Cope? (Quiz)

    Everyone gets rejected at some point. Get some insight into your coping skills by taking this quiz for teens.

  • School Counselors

    School counselors can give you all sorts of tips and support on solving problems and making good decisions. Find out all the ways counselors can help students.

  • School Violence: What Students Can Do

    When a tragedy happens, it's natural to want to make sense of the situation. Find out what students can do.

  • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Bullying

    Just like other kinds of bullying, sexual bullying is intended to hurt, offend, or intimidate another person. Find out how to recognize sexual bullying and harassment and what to do.

  • Talking to Parents About Depression

    If you feel depressed, you need to reach out for help and support. Read our tips for teens on talking to parents about depression.

  • Teens Talk About Cutting

    We get lots of comments about our cutting articles. Because many of our readers' suggestions and comments are so helpful, we decided to put a few on our site.

  • Telling Parents You're Pregnant

    If you just learned you're pregnant, you're not alone. You probably wonder how to tell your parents and how they'll react. Read our article for some tips.

  • 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.

  • Therapy and Weight Management

    Losing weight can feel like a challenge, no matter how much we want it. It can sometimes seem like our minds are working against us. That's where weight-management counselors can help.

  • 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

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

  • 5 Ways to (Respectfully) Disagree

    These 5 tips can help you disagree with someone in a constructive way - without losing it or shying away from how you feel.

  • Abuse

    Abuse means treating another person with violence, cruelty, harm, or force. It's never OK, and it's not the fault of the person who is being abused. Tell an adult you trust or call a helpline.

  • Apologizing

    We all mess up at times. An apology tells someone that we're sorry for the hurt we caused — even if we didn't do it on purpose. But does an apology fix everything? And how should you handle it if someone apologizes to you? Find out here.

  • 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.

  • Coming Out

    Coming out (or not) is a personal choice that depends on you and your situation. Learn more in this article for teens.

  • Coping When a Parent Has an Alcohol or Drug Problem

    Alcoholism causes anguish not only for the person who drinks, but for everyone who is involved with that person. But there are things you can do to help cope with the problems alcoholism creates in families.

  • 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.

  • Talking to Parents About Depression

    If you feel depressed, you need to reach out for help and support. Read our tips for teens on talking to parents about depression.

  • Talking to Your Parents or Other Adults

    Whether it's an everyday issue like schoolwork or an emergency situation, these tips can help you improve communications with your parents and other adults.

  • 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.

  • Welcome Home Yoga (Video)

    Unwind after a long day at school with this yoga routine for teens.

  • Why Do I Fight With My Parents So Much?

    Part of being a teen is developing your own identity -one that is separate from the identities of your parents. Read about why you and your parents seem to be constantly at odds.

  • 5 Ways to Cope When a Loved One Dies

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

  • 5 Ways to Help Yourself Through Depression

    It's important to take action against depression - it doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting professional help, here are 5 ways to feel better.

  • 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.

  • 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: What You Need to Know

    Depression is very common. For information about depression and feeling better, read this article for teens.

  • Going to a Therapist

    Getting help with emotions is the same as getting help with a medical problem like asthma or diabetes. This page for teens explains how therapy works and how it helps.

  • How Can I Get Help in a Crisis?

    If you’re dealing with a crisis, get help right away. Here's how to find people who will listen, talk with you, and help.

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

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

  • Suicide

    We all feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions or situations sometimes. Here are the warning signs of suicide and ways to get help.

  • 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?

    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?

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 5 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

    Everyone feels worried or nervous at times. Here are 5 tips for teens to help manage anxiety.

  • 5 Ways to Know Your Feelings Better

    Emotional awareness (knowing what we feel and why) helps us learn about ourselves and build good relationships. Here are 5 ways to get more in touch with your emotions.

  • 5 Ways to Prevent Stress Buildup

    Everyday stressors have a way of piling up if we don't keep them in check. Adding these 5 simple actions to your regular routine can help you avoid that "bogged down by stress" feeling.

  • 5 Ways to Shake Shyness

    If shyness is putting a hold on your social life, here are 5 ideas that might help.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • Disasters: How to Help

    Many people find the best way to deal with the news of a tragedy is to help. Find out what you can do.

  • Emotional Eating

    We've all eaten a whole bag of chips out of boredom or while cramming for a big test. Learn more about emotional eating, and how to manage it, in this article for teens.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Having a Healthy Pregnancy

    Whether you feel confused, worried, scared, or excited, you'll want to know how your life will change, what you can do to have a healthy baby.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Rejection: How Well Do You Cope? (Quiz)

    Everyone gets rejected at some point. Get some insight into your coping skills by taking this quiz for teens.

  • Shyness

    Shyness is extremely common, especially among teens. But lots of mild to moderate shyness melts away with practice and familiarity, making social situations easier and easier to handle each time.

  • Stress

    There's good stress and bad stress. Find out what's what and learn practical ways to cope in this article.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anxiety Disorders

    Anxiety is a natural part of life, and most of us experience it from time to time. But for some people, anxiety can be extreme.

  • Binge Eating Disorder

    Binge eating is a type of eating disorder. This article explains what it is, how to recognize it, and how to get help.

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorders are one of several medical conditions called depressive disorders that affect the way a person's brain functions. Find out more about bipolar disorder.

  • 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.

  • Depression: What You Need to Know

    Depression is very common. For information about depression and feeling better, read this article for teens.

  • Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders are problems that affect a person’s eating behaviors as well as attitudes and feelings about food and their body. This article for teens describes how different eating disorders impact a person's health and emotions.

  • 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.

  • Going to a Therapist

    Getting help with emotions is the same as getting help with a medical problem like asthma or diabetes. This page for teens explains how therapy works and how it helps.

  • How Can I Get Help in a Crisis?

    If you’re dealing with a crisis, get help right away. Here's how to find people who will listen, talk with you, and help.

  • 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.

  • How Can I Stop Cutting?

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

  • I Think I Have a Mental Health Problem. Who Can I Talk To?

    If you have a mental health problem or you just need support through a tough time, it can help to talk with someone. Here's how teens can find that help.

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    OCD is a mental health condition. It causes thoughts called obsessions, anxiety, and actions called compulsions. People with OCD feel stuck in a stressful cycle of these thoughts and actions.

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    Sometimes after experiencing a traumatic event, a person has a strong and lingering reaction known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Getting treatment and support can make all the difference.

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

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

  • Social Phobia

    It's natural to feel self-conscious, nervous, or shy sometimes. But for some people, the anxiety that goes with feeling shy or self-conscious can be extreme, and it can take over their lives. Get the facts on social phobia here.

  • Suicide

    We all feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions or situations sometimes. Here are the warning signs of suicide and ways to get help.

  • Therapy for ADHD

    Therapy is part of the treatment for ADHD. This article is for teens who want to know what to expect from therapy and how it works for ADHD.

  • Trichotillomania

    Trichotillomania is a condition that gives people strong urges to pull out their hair. What causes it and how do people overcome it? Find out in this article.

  • 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 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.

  • Talking to Parents About Depression

    If you feel depressed, you need to reach out for help and support. Read our tips for teens on talking to parents about depression.

  • Talking to Your Parents or Other Adults

    Whether it's an everyday issue like schoolwork or an emergency situation, these tips can help you improve communications with your parents and other adults.

  • Telling Parents You're Pregnant

    If you just learned you're pregnant, you're not alone. You probably wonder how to tell your parents and how they'll react. Read our article for some tips.

  • Why Do I Fight With My Parents So Much?

    Part of being a teen is developing your own identity -one that is separate from the identities of your parents. Read about why you and your parents seem to be constantly at odds.

  • Abusive Relationships

    Abuse has no place in love. Read this article to find out how to recognize the signs of abuse and how you can get help.

  • Am I in a Healthy Relationship?

    Does your boyfriend or girlfriend treat you as well as you treat him or her? Does your BF or GF support you in good times as well as bad? Does he or she get who you really are? Find out if you're in a healthy relationship.

  • Apologizing

    We all mess up at times. An apology tells someone that we're sorry for the hurt we caused — even if we didn't do it on purpose. But does an apology fix everything? And how should you handle it if someone apologizes to you? Find out here.

  • 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.

  • Coming Out

    Coming out (or not) is a personal choice that depends on you and your situation. Learn more in this article for teens.

  • Getting Along With Your Teachers

    Teachers can look out for you, guide you, and provide you with an adult perspective. Many are willing to answer questions, offer advice, and help with personal problems.

  • 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 to Break Up Respectfully

    Breaking up means having an awkward or difficult conversation. Here are some ideas on what to say and how to say it - and why it's best to break up in person.

  • 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.

  • Protecting Your Online Identity and Reputation

    The virtual world is full of opportunities to interact with people around the world. It's also a place where nothing is temporary. Here are some tips for safeguarding your online identity.

  • Sexual Attraction and Orientation

    Both guys and girls often find themselves having sexual thoughts and attractions. For some, these feelings and thoughts can be intense — and even confusing.

  • 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.

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