Here's How Teenagers Can Deal With Their Mental Distress

Numerous physical and social changes including exposure to financial challenges or abuse can make them vulnerable to mental health problems.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 25 July 2020 1:45 PM GMT

Heres How Teenagers Can Deal With Their Mental Distress
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Teenagers are always busy in their own world. Being a teenager is not easy, juggling homework, extra-curricular activities, friends and maintaining an image on social media. Numerous physical and social changes including exposure to financial challenges or abuse can make them vulnerable to mental health problems, suggested Chandra Ganjoo, executive director and group CPO, Trivitron Healthcare.

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What can you do?

Mental health problems are unlikely to show signs of improvement on their own, so you have to get professional assistance as soon as possible.

Poor mental health or unmanaged psychological well-being issues can influence your personal satisfaction, physical well-being, homework, connections and advancement – social, physical, personal and professional.

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Undergoing mental health issues in this age group is quite common, with nearly 20 per cent of teens aged 13-18 reportedly facing such challenges.

Unfortunately, there’s such a stigma attached to mental sickness, in teens as well as in adults, that many people are scared to talk or ask for help.

This is probably the reason why some people wait for as long as eight to 10 years to find support after first encountering any symptoms. This is something that needs to change.

It’s perfectly fine to seek help from experts

It’s great to have friends to talk, but when a teen deals with something heavier than general stress. In addition, it’s best to turn to a professional — a counsellor. In the long run, they will be grateful they did that.

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In case they are too shy to meet a counsellor, they can consult online experts to talk and express.

In a nutshell

It is important to take care of the needs of young adults with defined mental issues. They must be supported and encouraged to talk and express themselves without any prejudice.

Parents and guardians must look for warning signs of depression in their kids and if necessary, seek expert consultation.

Teenagers, being the most vulnerable, must be made to realise that together, every problem can be solved. And most importantly, suicide is never an option, it never was, and it never will be.

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Shivani Arora

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