According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in three high school students have experienced symptoms of depression within the last year. This is a significant increase over the last decade, yet many teens and adolescents experiencing symptoms related to depression or anxiety still go undiagnosed. Outdated thinking often attributes severe depression or anxiety to “normal” teenage behavior. While all teens and adolescents may occasionally experience sadness, anxiousness, or nervousness, persistent or severe symptoms are likely related to a mental health condition that may require treatment.
Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to recognize mental health issues or their signs, and without knowing what to look for, it can be difficult to get your teen the help they need. Even today, there is a stigma around mental health issues and getting treatment or therapy for these issues. However, mental wellness is essential for everyone, especially teens and pre-teens, who are still developing their ability to process their emotions and understand the world around them.
embrace U is a teen mental health clinic in Brentwood, Tennessee, specializing in anxiety and depression treatment for children ages 10 -18 years. Our kind, compassionate, and professional staff members provide the support, counseling, and life skills necessary for your teen to manage their mental health safely and effectively. Contact us today for a free consultation.