Better or Bust: TeenSphere App

When teens have a question about eating disorders, drugs or bullying, we’d hope they’d come straight to an adult they trust (like their mothers!) for reliable information.

But as Suzanne R. Harman, a psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in adolescents and a creator of TeenSphere, notes, “Adolescents are notoriously private about feelings and hesitate to reach out for help, so we hope that TeenSphere can provide a way for teens to independently get trustworthy information simply by accessing the app through their mobile device.”

The app covers nine categories of mental health and behavioral issues that are most common among adolescents, including:

  • Feelings
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Bullying
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-Harm

In using the app, it’s not flashy, but it is filled with great information. We give this a “Better” and suggest gifting it to your daughter. It’s only $.99—money well spent for reliable information that she needs, but might not want to ask.

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