Why are Teens More Depressed Now Than Ever?
Find a hobby.Sports, crafting, or playing music are ways a teenager can get their creative juices flowing or find some physical activity. These types of interests are a good distraction to having to deal with the constant struggle of depression. Just getting them out to do something to better their life will create neurotransmitters in the brain's reward system that can be instrumental in feeling better.
Attend group therapy.A teen should be around peers that they relate to and sometimes the most beneficial friends are the ones that they meet in therapy. In the real world, they may be resentful at why others are so happy, and they are not able to be. With other friends who suffer from depression, they can talk openly to them about what they are going through instead of keeping in all bottled in. A teen's self-esteem can be dependent on the friendships that they have, so they should find the friends that make they feel wanted and needed and therapy may be the place to find them. Depression in teens in nothing to write off. This condition is a real issue and they could use our help to point them in the right direction for a more productive life.
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center can help your teen with their drug and alcohol abuse. Our unique, adolescent, substance abuse program provides our patients with a customized and comprehensive level of care to maintain their sobriety.
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