The increasing rates of anxiety and depression among teenagers point to a pressing need for action. The pressures of social media, academic expectations, and societal norms are significant contributors. However, mental health issues are not inevitable. A supportive network involving schools, families, peers, and mental health professionals can significantly improve teens’ coping ability […]
We have recently witnessed a significant rise in the understanding and awareness of mental health, notably among our youth. Adolescence, a crucial phase in human development, demands a comprehensive grasp of teenagers’ unique challenges. This article delves into the complexities of teen mental health, defines its aspects, discusses prevalent issues and potential causes, and suggests
What does it feel like to have depression? Learn how to help your child and yourself during down times.
Most of us are familiar with depression. You probably know someone who suffers from the condition. Unfortunately, none of us can escape feeling sadness from time to time. Depression is more than just sadness. Typically, the sadness lifts after a day or two. Depression lingers on. This is what depression looks like in adults– Sleep
Anxiety can show up differently in children than adults. That’s why it’s often mistaken for other things like defiance, laziness, overreaction or lying. Children and teens sometimes lack the language to describe what’s really going on and sometimes they’re just as puzzled by their behaviors. Anxiety is awful and the earlier it is
How would you know if your child was self-harming? It’s not like they talk openly about it. In fact, children who self-harm are experts at hiding their physical scars. I’ve often been in the position of having to inform parents that their kid has cut themselves. Some parents go into denial, others get angry, and
Adverse Childhood experiences (ACE) Studies have shown that people who were exposed to adverse experiences in childhood were more at risk for chronic health and social conditions later in life. Adverse childhood experiences are described as: stressful or traumatic situations, including, abuse, maltreatment, parental abandonment, substance abuse by parents, poverty and exposure to crime. Overly