Being a teenager is hard. You're under stress to be liked, do well in school, get along with your family, and make big decisions. You can't avoid most of these pressures, and worrying about them is normal.
As children move through the various tumultuous transitions that accompany adolescence — physical, emotional, hormonal, sexual, social, intellectual — the pressures and problems they encounter can all too easily seem overwhelming. For many teenagersthese and other pressures can lead to one or more of a variety of mental health disorders; all are matters of concern, and some are life-threatening. Talk about your own experiences and fears when you were an adolescent.
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Adolescence 10 — 19 years is a unique and formative time. Whilst most adolescents have good mental health, multiple physical, emotional and social changes, including exposure to poverty, abuse, or violence, can make adolescents vulnerable to mental health problems. Promoting psychological well-being and protecting adolescents from adverse experiences and risk factors which may impact their potential to thrive are not only critical for their well-being during adolescence, but also for their physical and mental health in adulthood.
Kids and teens are constantly changing. They grow up quickly and before you know it, your giggly, energetic toddler is a teenager who sleeps until noon. But with all these changes going on, how can we tell which changes are normal?
Mental illnesses are disorders of brain function. Having a mental illness is not a choice or moral failing. Mental illnesses occur at similar rates around the world, in every culture and in all socio economic groups.
Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. A mental health condition isn't your fault or your family's fault — these conditions develop for complicated reasons that researchers are only just starting to understand. But we do know a lot about how you can live well with a mental health condition.
Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. If you do, you can be sure you are not the only one. Lots of teenagers and adolescents struggle with mental health issuessuch as anger and body imageand find escapes through drugs and alcohol.
The number of adolescents ages who experienced a major depressive episode was higher in than in any year in the previous decade. When a person has a mental health and substance use disorder at the same time, they have co-occurring disorders. A study found that more than 29 percent of youth who started using alcohol within the past year did so after a major depressive episode, compared to