Is your teen one of the 3.2 million who had a major depressive episode last year? We are seeing a large rise in teen depression rates, but there are ways that you can help raise awareness of this phenomenon. The National Institute on Mental Health reports 3.2 million represents 13 percent of the teen population.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and to do our part, we’ll discuss the common signs of bullying behavior to recognize. One in five teenagers in the United States are bullied. Over 160,000 teens have skipped school due to being bullied. The most common types of bullying among teens includes verbal harassment, social harassment, physical
Reports show there are some alarming statistics on how many teens are using drugs and alcohol. Nearly 35% of seniors reported using marijuana and 23.6% reported using illicit drugs in the last year, and 50% reported misusing a drug at least once in their life. You may think a teen who is occasionally using drugs
Anxiety, depression, attention-deficit, substance abuse and eating disorders are just a few of the problems teens are struggling with today. Research by the National Alliance on Mental Illness found 20 percent of teens between the ages of 13 and 18 have a mental health condition. With suicide rates among teens on the rise, it is
Some reports suggest teens are using technology up to nine hours a day. Parents may think using technology simply means playing video games or connecting on social media. However, using technology and having teen screen time can also include completing homework assignments, watching television, watching YouTube videos, and texting friends. Other types of screen time