Overcoming Obstacles to Care: How Families Can Access the Highest-Quality Treatment for Young People

Every teen and young adult who is struggling—regardless of background, economic status, or geographical location—deserves the highest-quality treatment available. Meanwhile, the data on lack of access to mental healthcare is devastating: 2021 statistics from Mental Health America show that 60 percent of youth with depression—and in some states, more than 70 percent—receive no mental health…

10 Ways to Cope with the Mental Health Impact of Change

Change is inevitable, and it inevitably creates stress. But that’s not necessarily bad. Whether change is negative (like losing a job) or positive (like entering college or having a new baby), it requires a readjustment of the way we navigate our daily lives—creating opportunities for growth as well as challenges to overcome.  Over the last…

The Science of Stress: How to Reduce Your Allostatic Load

What happens to the mind and body when they are in a constant state of stress—when the “fight or flight” mechanism never turns off? Over the course of the last 14 months, we have individually and collectively experienced the multilayered effects of this chronic global and personal stress.  Healthcare providers, parents, teens and young adults, and…

Newport’s Approach to Healthy Device Management

People often think that because my research and practitioner work over the last 15 years has focused on device management, I advocate abandoning social media completely and trading in our smartphones for flip phones. Let me set the record straight: I’m not anti-technology. I use it all the time myself; I’m all about a family sitting together and watching a show, or sharing memes…

Providing Education and Inspiration for Our Larger Community

Newport Healthcare’s mission is to empower lives and restore families, and a central aspect of that mission is education—for our clients and families, our staff, and behavioral healthcare professionals throughout the country and beyond. Within the treatment milieu, at both Newport Academy for teens and Newport Institute for young adults, our academic and life skills…