We Can Help Teens or Adolescents struggling:
- Relational Issues (Communication, Boundaries)
Adolescent and Teenage years can be stressful and challenging. Sometimes it is hard to discern if your adolescent or teen is experiencing normal developmental struggles or perhaps a mental illness such as depression. We can help you find the answer to this question by utilizing professional expertize.
The National Alliance on Mental Health offers some symptoms and warning signs of depression in children and teens. Children and teens will often express depression differently than adults. If one or more of these signs persist, parents should seek professional help:
- Difficulty with relationships.
- Increased irritability, anger or hostility.
- Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure.
- Low self-esteem and guilt.
- Social isolation, poor communication.
- Persistent boredom; low energy.
- Decreased interest in activities; or inability to enjoy previously favorite activities.
- Frequent sadness, tearfulness, crying.
- Frequent complaints of physical illnesses such as headaches and stomachaches.
- Frequent absences from school or poor performance in school.
- Poor concentration.
- A major change in eating and/or sleeping patterns.
- Talk of or efforts to run away from home.
- Thoughts or expressions of suicide or self-destructive behavior.