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Teen Mental Health Issues Being Ignored Globally

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Teen Mental Health Issues Being Ignored Globally

Many people believe that teen physical health is the key to a healthy adult, but they’re missing an essential part: teen mental health. Without physical health and mental health, a teen cannot reach their full potential and grow into a healthy adult. You may be thinking teen mental health issues are rare, but that’s a very common misconception–more than 1 in 5 children face serious mental health struggles at some point. This is a real issue and it continues to be neglected globally.

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Recently, stories of adult and teen mental health struggles have started to leak into the media–something important to spread the word about the importance of teen mental health. It’s a great start, but it’s not nearly enough.

Mental and physical health are intertwined, one cannot thrive without the other. This is only now becoming something noticed by the public. In the UK, a study just came out revealing that more than 1 in 3 teen girls struggle with anxiety or depression–if you think that’s just in the UK, you’d be wrong. We have the same issues in the USA.

With our increasing interconnectedness through technology, it’s becoming easier to see just how many people are affected by mental health issues globally. Many mental health issues show themselves in adolescence, making teen mental health a priority for overall future health. As the public becomes more aware of the importance of mental health, more and more people suffering in the shadows will come forward for treatment.

There’s a large stigma against adult and teen mental health issues, making it difficult for individuals to seek help when they desperately need it. The amount of those treated with a mental health issue is still alarmingly low–something that will only change with increased awareness.

Increasing awareness

The only way to shatter the stigma and get more people treatment is to increase awareness–the only way to do that is through education. Teachers, parents, and others need to openly discuss teen mental health issues, just as you would physical illnesses like the flu. That way, more people will come forward earlier, allowing treatment earlier on.

ViewPoint Center can help

ViewPoint Center is a teen mental health hospital and teen assessment center that treats individuals, ages 12 to 17. At ViewPoint Center, we provide superior assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and stabilization–all in a personalized environment for your child in crisis.

For more information about how ViewPoint Center improves teen mental health, contact us today at 801-825-5222!

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