Teen depression has become somewhat of an epidemic. The problem lies in recognizing the symptoms. The reason this is such a problem is that teens are going through dramatic physical changes which mimic depression and can be confusing to dissect. Although the schools are becoming more and more aware of teen depression which is a good thing, most public schools lack the financial resources to tackle this growing problem. Parents can help by being proactive in maintaining communication with the school and its teachers to be more in tune to their child’s potential issues.
- Mental health issues are more difficult to diagnose in teen years
- Competing chemical, behavior and environmental changes make pre-adult years stressful and difficult to make appropriate mental health distinctions
- Teenagers have their own personal reasons for not being vocal about feeling genuinely depressed
“A new poll found that two-thirds of parents have trouble identifying the mental health disorder.”