|About Mental Health |
Teens tend to think with their emotions—because the connection between the emotional part of the brain and the decision-making center is still developing at this age.
|Teens and Anxiety|
Unlike periods of anxiety that everyone feels because of stress, anxiety disorders are ongoing, marked by excessive, irrational fear and dread.
|Teens and Depression|
Depression in teens is more than just a phase. It is a real condition that can interfere with daily life—but it's also something that can be successfully treated.
|Teens and Eating Disorders|
Eating disorders run in families, especially among teens with perfectionist, obsessive-compulsive traits. Teen stress plays a role, too.
|Teens and Substance Abuse|
Teens who are at higher risk for substance abuse include victims of abuse and youths with mental health problems.
|Teens and Tough Issues|
Adolescence is a challenging time of life made more stressful by issues such as parental divorce, depression, or peer pressure.
|A Healthy Outlook|
Teach your teen to tackle life without worrying about failure. The fear of failure takes away one of his or her most valuable learning tools—mistakes.