Teenagers today are facing a variety of mental health and behavioral challenges as they navigate the often turbulent transition from childhood into adulthood. With the increase in social media use, teenagers are exposed to more stressors than ever before, including cyberbullying and the pressure to fit in. Additionally, teens may struggle to cope with the emotional and physical changes associated with puberty, as well as the academic and social pressures of school. Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression can have a significant impact on a teen’s ability to function in day-to-day life and can be exacerbated by substance use. It is important for parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals to be aware of the signs and symptoms of mental health and behavioral issues, and to provide the necessary support and resources for young people in need. 

Therapy can be an invaluable resource for teens, providing a safe space for them to talk about their feelings and explore their thoughts and behaviors. At Laurel Helping Hands, teens can learn new coping skills, develop positive thought patterns, and gain a better understanding of themselves and those around them. By addressing the underlying issues, teens can begin to make positive changes in their lives and build a strong foundation for the future.