1. Prescription Drug Abuse In Teens

    It seems now more than ever that people are using prescription drugs for reasons other than why their doctor prescribed them. This is especially affecting the younger generation as they continue to have more and more access to harmful prescription drugs every day. While parents may be concerned that…Read More

  2. Is Your Teenager At Risk For Pregnancy?

    While all parents have to worry about their children going down the wrong path and getting involved in the use of drugs and alcohol, only about 50 percent of parents have to worry about their child getting pregnant at a young age. The thought of your little girl becoming a mother before she even has…Read More

  3. Six Myths About Self-Harm

    We talk to parents all the time who are worried about the wellbeing of their teenager. This fear stems from being unsure about how their child is coping with their stresses and responsibilities. With much talk surrounding self-harm in recent years, parents seem to be searching for more answers surro…Read More

  4. My Teenage Child Has Anxiety

    Anxiety is something that many people deal with on a daily basis. Even as an adult, having to go through your routine each day while dealing with extreme emotional and even physical side effects really does have a huge effect on a person. This disorder can be even more difficult to handle if you als…Read More

  5. How Can I Help My Teenager To Communicate With Me?

    Many of the parents we talk to at Fire Mountain Programs have a similar problem. They feel as though the communication between their teen and themselves is lacking. In some cases, there is no communication at all. Much of the time, when the parent finally does try to talk to their teenager, it is be…Read More

  6. The Power of Art Therapy for Troubled Teens

    Most of the time, people consider art to be something people do in their free time as a hobby. Additionally, most think that in order to create art, you have to be talented. At Fire Mountain Programs, we do not share this opinion. Instead, we think that art is an amazing therapy practice that allows…Read More

  7. Will Your Teen’s Depression Make Them Violent In The Future?

    Depression that goes untreated in any person can turn into an extremely destructive force. That endless feeling of hopelessness and a complete and utter lack of motivation is a hard thing for anyone to deal with for an extended amount of time. However, when a teenager is depressed and does not recei…Read More

  8. 13 Reasons Why: Putting The Spotlight On Teenage Suicide

    A few months ago, the release of a Netflix Original series known as 13 Reasons Why was released, unleashing a world on controversy surrounding teen suicide. It is not unlikely that you have already heard about this in one way or another. The controversy stems from the thought that this show is glori…Read More

  9. How Can Your Anxious Teen Manage Their Symptoms?

    There is no doubt in the mind of any parent that being a teenager is a difficult thing to do. When describing their adolescent, we often hear parents use words like chaotic, dramatic and hormonal. And rightfully so. Teenagers are dealing with a whirlwind of feelings while also navigating the complic…Read More

  10. What Is Cutting & Why Does It Happen?

    In the past few decades, the self harming act of cutting has become much more popular. While the intent of the self injury is not to commit suicide, the use of sharp objects like scissors, razor blades, pens, pins and more is now more popular than ever. This is often one of the worries we hear from …Read More