Peer Mentoring

Mental Wellness Toolbox: What are the Levels of Teen Therapy?

UpSTREET Mental Wellness Toolbox: What are the Levels of Teen Therapy? It’s normal for parents to feel ill equipped to help their teenage kids. Regardless of whether a mental illness is at play, parents may feel totally in the dark or totally overwhelmed about the...

Talking it Out: When to Turn to Friends, Peer Mentors and Therapists

UpSTREET Talking it Out: When to Turn to Friends, Peer Mentors and Therapists Dear teens: The worst thing you can do is bury the nagging feelings that make it hard to enjoy life. Even the smallest, most trivial worries can mushroom into debilitating fears. And who has...

Your Teen May Be Struggling with a Secret Addiction

UpSTREET Your Teen May Be Struggling with a Secret Addiction Addiction is a tough reality for people of all ages, and teens in particular. Hiding harmful activities becomes a priority over pretty much everything else. To be clear, parents can and should be vigilant...

Benefits of Sun

UpSTREET As the days get longer, you may find your mood starting to improve, especially as the weather warms up. Sunlight provides Vitamin D, as most of us know, but it also can help regulate other hormones and natural wake/sleep cycles. Take advantage of the sun when...