RECOGNIZING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN YOUR TEENAGER
Teenagers are notorious for keeping secrets, refusing to acknowledge their parents’ questions and concerns, and constantly being on their phones rather than talking in person to one another. These are all common behaviors for this age group, so how can you tell if your teen is going through something more severe than just typical angst and anxiety?
Many of you are familiar with the statistic that one in five young people in the U.S. lives with a mental health or substance use challenge, yet few reach out for support. That’s why it’s so important that everyone knows how to recognize and respond when a young person may be in need, despite he or she not specifically saying so.
The Mental Health First Aid USA Team recently released a series of Public Service Announcements highlighting mental health challenges that young people experience every day including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm.
The Mental Health First Aid USA Team offers a helpful training course which teaches adults how to reach out to a young person in need to get them the care they need. Sign up for a course today and help advocate for young people and connect them to the support they may need.