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Millennial Identity: Unique Aspects & How The Modern Young Adult’s Experience Shapes Identity

In this White Paper we provide an overview of today’s young adult generation, known as “millennials”. We focus on unique aspects of millennial identity and how the modern young adult’s experience shapes that identity. We also provide tips for healthy identity development.

This white paper is unique in that it was written BY a millennial FOR other millennials and for anyone else who is interested in our generation’s triumphs and struggles.

The young adult experience varies greatly from country to country. This paper is written from the perspective of a millennial that grew up in the United States, but attempts to generalize some of the experience to make it more widely applicable. The paper also draws on many recent surveys of diverse groups of millennials in order to avoid falsely equating one experience with that of the masses.

This White Paper features the following segments:

  1. Millennials: Who Are We Really?
  2. The “In Between” Stage of Identity Development
  3. FOR YOUNG ADULTS: A [Winding] Road Map For Success
  4. FOR PARENTS: The Key Is To Help, Not Helicopter
  5. Selfies and Snaps Define Millennial Identity
  6. Self-Love When Your Identity Is “Different”
  7. The Woes Of A Sex-Positive, Less-Than-Straight Generation
  8. Many Beautiful Shades of Gender
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Lasting Change for Young Adults

In this white paper, we provide an overview of some of the issues today’s young adults face and how adventure therapy helps to address these issues. We focus on helping young adults through a variety of struggles, including, but not limited to depression, “failure to launch,” substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, family conflict, gaming addictions, mood disorders, and low motivation.

This white paper is written for young adults, parents, or anyone else considering wilderness
treatment to help themselves or a loved one.

In this free, twelve-page White Paper, you will find:

  • Signs Your Child Needs Treatment
  • What Is Adventure Therapy And Who Can It Help?
  • Four Elements Of A Credible Adventure Therapy Program
  • The Benefits Of Adventure Therapy Activities For Young Adults

Download our White Paper now and see how you can find lasting change through adventure therapy! 

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Self Medication in Young Adults

In this white paper, we provide an overview of the issue of self medication in young adults, including the dangers of self medication, the reasons young adults self medicate, safe and effective treatment options, and ways parents can help their children. We focus on helping young adults through a variety of struggles, including, but not limited to depression, “failure to launch,” substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, family conflict, gaming addictions, mood disorders, and low motivation. This white paper is written for young adults, parents, or anyone else needing advice on helping themselves or a loved one who is self medicating.

In this free, thirteen-page White Paper, you will find:

  • The Dangers of Self Medication
  • Signs of Self Medication in Young Adults
  • Ways to Stop Enabling Behavior
  • Ways to Support Your Child Through Treatment

Download our White Paper now and see how you can help your child stop self medicating!

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Young Adults and Depression: Everyday Challenges and How Wilderness Adventure Therapy Can Help

Pure Life Aspiro, which offers safe, effective, and clinically-sophisticated treatment options for young adults, announced today the publication of a new White Paper, “Young Adults and Depression: Everyday Challenges and How Wilderness Adventure Therapy Can Help.” The fourteen-page white paper is designed to help young adults, parents, or anyone else considering treatment to help themselves or a loved one.

“Young Adults and Depression: Everyday Challenges and How Wilderness Adventure Therapy Can Help.”

While the young adult years are known for their ups and downs, depression in young adults is more than just the occasional sadness or bad mood. Depression is a serious problem that can be the catalyst for problems with drug and alcohol abuse, school failure, self-mutilation and self-loathing, low motivation, and in some cases even suicide.
The risk becoming depressed is around 17 percent, and most have their first encounter with depression in their late teens or early twenties. While depression does not have to be a life sentence, it is important for parents to take a proactive approach in addressing depression in their young adult child and providing them with the professional help they need.
This white paper will examine depression in young adults including the causes, signs, challenges, and treatment options associated with depression in young adults in the following sections:

  1. Causes of Depression in Young Adults
  2. 9 Signs of Depression in Young Adults
  3. Everyday Challenges Depressed Young Adults Encounter
  4. How Parents Can Help Their Depressed Young Adult
  5. How Wilderness Adventure Therapy Can Help Depressed Young Adults
  6. Elements of A Credible Wilderness Adventure Therapy Program
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The Road to Independence Can Be Rough: It’s Okay to Ask for Help

In this white paper, we provide an overview of the difficulties that can arise during the transition into Adulthood and what options are available if you or a loved one needs help with this transition. We focus on helping young adults through a variety of struggles, including, but not limited to depression, substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, family conflict, gaming addictions, mood disorders, and low motivation. This white paper is written for young adults, parents, or anyone else needing advice on helping themselves or a loved one achieve independence while working through the transition between adolescence and adulthood.

In this free, twelve-page White Paper, you will find:

  • Signs You (or Your Loved One) Needs Help Achieving Independence
  • The Difference Between Empowering and EnablingFor Parents: Helping Your Loved One Achieve Independence
  • For Young Adults: How to Achieve Independence
  • What is Wilderness Adventure Therapy?
  • Why is Exposure to a Novel Environment Key in Achieving Independence?
  • What to Look for in an Effective Treatment Program

Download our White Paper now and see how you can help your child achieve independence! 

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Young Adult Anxiety

Pure Life Aspiro, which offers safe, effective, and clinically-sophisticated treatment options for young adults, announced today the publication of a new White Paper, “Young Adult Anxiety: Young Adults Are More Anxious Than Ever But There Is Help.”

This white paper is written for young adults struggling with anxiety, parents trying to help their young adult manage anxiety, or for anyone else needing advice on the topic.

“Young Adult Anxiety: Young Adults are More Anxious than Ever but There is Help.”

Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in adults today. Seven out of ten say they experience daily stress and anxiety.

Forty million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, characterized by persistent and severe anxiety that affects their success and overall happiness. Young adults are particularly vulnerable, as symptoms of anxiety disorders typically present before the age of 21.

“Millennials”, the young adult generation of today, are becoming known as the “anxious generation” as study after study shows higher levels of anxiety in their generation than ever before.

WHY ARE YOUNG ADULTS SO STRESSED?

On the surface, Millennials have it all– more confidence, intelligence, opportunity, creativity and technological savvy than past generations. But Millennials also generally have fewer, or less stable social support systems and more stress in academia and their careers. They are a generation of high achievers thrown into unprecedentedly competitive environments. This combination can lead to frequent feelings of failure, burnout, negative self-image, and anxiety.

But before thinking that this generation is lost, consider that anxiety is highly treatable. With a little help along the way, Millennials have as much, or maybe even more, potential than any previous generation to live happy, fulfilling lives.

This paper on Young Adult Anxiety is broken down into the following sections:

  1. College is stressful. It is ok to ask for help.
  2. Signs you (or a loved one) might have an anxiety disorder
  3. Social anxiety or the “always embarrassed” disorder
  4. Taking the edge off: Self-medicating for anxiety
  5. For young adults: Tips for managing anxiety
  6. For parents: How to help your child manage an anxiety disorder
  7. Holistic nature-based adventure programs to treat anxiety

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