• The Psychological Toxicity of Modern Adolescence (And What We Can Do About It)

    American adolescents now face a staggering burden of mental illness. It is an epidemic without precedent. An estimated 32 percent of United States teens have already experienced at least one DSM-based anxiety disorder, and over 14 percent have suffered from a major mood disorder (Merikangas et al., 2010).


  • Helping Adolescents Connect to Specialty Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

    Alcohol and other drug use can negatively affect adolescents’ physical and mental health. It is associated with the major causes of mortality and morbidity in this age group, and can seriously disrupt healthy development (Clingempeel, Henggeler, Pickrel, Brondino, & Randall, 2005; Grella, Hser, Joshi, & Rounds-Bryant, 2001; Mertens, Flisher, Fleming, & Weisner, 2007; Sterling & Weisner, 2005; Subramaniam & Volkow, 2014; Wu, Gersing, Burchett, Woody, & Blazer, 2011).


Patricia  O'Gorman

Patricia O’Gorman, PhD, is a best-selling author, psychologist, resiliency coach, and international speaker known for her warm presentations. She is the author/coauthor of nine books, three about women. Her latest is The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines including Dr. Oz Retweets, Addiction Today, Counselor, and Recovery, and she is also a veteran of numerous television appearances, including Good Morning America, Today, and AM Sunday.