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Teen Mental Health

Updated on December 25, 2007

Being a teenager is hard. You're under stress to be liked, do well in school, get along with your family and make big decisions. You can't avoid most of these pressures, and worrying about them is normal. But feeling very sad, hopeless or worthless could be warning signs of a mental health problem.

Mental health problems are real, painful and sometimes severe. You might need help if you have the signs mentioned above, or if you

Often feel very angry or very worried

Feel grief for a long time after a loss or death

Think your mind is controlled or out of control

Use alcohol or drugs

Exercise, diet and/or binge-eat obsessively

Hurt other people or destroy property

Do reckless things that could harm you or others

Mental health problems can be treated. To find help, talk to your parents, school counselor or health care provider.

collection from-National Mental Health Information Cente


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      MOmmagus 10 years ago's ok to ask for help. Parents may not always understand your situation, and they may not know the right way to support you, but there are other caring adults in the community that can offer support. Try talking to a school counselor, social worker, or other mental health professional.

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      gabriella05 10 years ago from Oldham

      Yes it is a big problem the life of young people to day. There is to much competition and that is the big cause of depression in young people

      Great hub