Teen Depression Part One - The Problem - ROWI

Teen Depression Part One – The Problem

  • Posted by ROWI
  • On August 15, 2018

 

The Center for Disease Control reported last month that 41% of high school girls and 33% of all high school students shared feeling sad and hopeless. UCLA has recently reported that Depression is the most common cause of disability and that the rate of teens experiencing at least one depressive episode has risen 60% between 2010 and 2016.

Our teens are suffering and it’s time to take notice. As a parent, you need to determine if you have a problem at home. It is more common than we’d like to think. There has been a dramatic increase in the percentage of teens living with depression and even trying to take their own lives over the past decade.

ROWI Teen and Parent Wellness Center focuses solely on teen mental health issues and can help. Parents, we need to be informed and armed with ways to prevent teen depression and help our children through these tumultuous years.

But first we need to identify the problem and understand that it will not just go away. In fact, students between the ages of 12 and 17 cite that their depressive symptoms are impacting them in school and their ability to concentrate. For those with severe depression, it is impeding their daily functioning.

Similar to depression, anxiety has increased in the past decade. In 1985, the Higher Education Research Institute at U.C.L.A. began asking incoming college freshmen if they felt overwhelmed by all they had to do during the previous year. In 1985, 18 percent said they did. By 2010, that number increased by 29 percent. In 2016, it jumped to 41 percent.

Seeking professional help for depression and anxiety is just as dangerous as ignoring any other illness. ROWI Teen and Parent Wellness Center specializes in teen mental health issues and can help the whole family. We offer evidence-based holistic treatment plans that include individual and group therapy. We also offer support groups based on your needs.

If you feel that your son or daughter may be suffering from depression or anxiety or want more information, call us at (805) 356-3369 or email us at info@rowiteen.com. There is no reason for your family to struggle alone.

 

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