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How Emerging Young Adults Can Develop Couth

Developing couth comes from life experience, it is learned. Young adults have to have an appetite for learning, and at times this day and age, is a difficult appetite to develop. Patience and time are key requirements to learning, which many young adults struggle with because they can be largely ...

The Broad Stroke Of Trauma

The simple definition of trauma is that it is a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems usually for a long time. Merriam-Webster gives a more comprehensive definition of trauma. 1. a: an injury (as a wound) to living tissue caused by an ext...

Following Your Dreams, It’s Never Too Late!

Struggling young adults often have a perspective of reality that has them in the center of a bullseye. Fired at that bullseye are all the cares of existence, which often eclipse the perspective of at-risk youth. This eclipsed perspective will lead to poor choices and bad behavior; the kind that c...

Get Outside – A Tool For Long-Term Success

Human beings weren't meant to live sedentary lifestyles. It's inherently unhealthy to restrict yourself from regular physical activity. Besides this, the great outdoors have a beauty to them which cannot be denied, and must be experienced. For such reasons, transitional treatment programs usually...

Why Long Term Treatment Works For Young Adults

Transitional programs can help your young adult change their mindset. Often the most effective programs are going to be of the long-term variety, and the reasoning for this lies in the human mind. A Domino Effect Patterns of behavior often define our activity and choices. We choose to do someth...

Breaking The Cycle, Young Adults And Codependency

Codependency is a cycle, and there is a way to thrust a branch of reason in between its spokes. Pun-intended, but this is a really effective illustration of the problem's fix, and that will be explored below. The (bi)cycle of dependency has got to be crashed by the branch of reason. It could be a...

7 Signs Of Depression In Young Adults

Navigating the minefield of human emotion takes experience, and young adults by definition haven't had the chance to acquire enough. They're going to over-react to that which is not important, and under-react to that which is important. Depression in young adults often comes from such scenarios. ...