Wednesday 18 October 2017

Recognise teenage angst for what it is

Madam – Recently I read an article on the stresses of being a teenage girl and coping with distress in mental health.

Are we making too big a deal of 'depression' among teens? Many people with depression suffer due to financial problems, family issues etc – but what about teenage girls? Teenage girls stress about exams, self-confidence and schoolyard drama. Is this a form of mental illness or just a rite of passage during teen years?

Without a doubt there are many cases of teenage depression, but are we right in branding one in three teenagers as mentally ill?

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