Mental Health Awareness
Both teens and parents find the teenage years difficult. The multitude of changes that occur during this developmental stage in life make it difficult to identify when there is a problem, so listen to your instincts as a parent, ask questions and take action if you are concerned.
Early intervention is important as approximately 80% of teenagers who receive treatment for a mood disorder do respond to this treatment. If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to your family doctor, a school counselor or the mental health professionals within your community.