News By/Courtesy: MUKTI MISTRY | 03 Jan 2021 14:47pm IST


  • social issues
  • depression
  • bullying

Depression According to The National Institute of psychological state, an estimated 3.2 million adolescents within the US had a minimum of one major depressive episode in 2017. meaning about 13% of teenagers may experience depression before reaching adulthood.4 An analysis by the Pew research facility reported that depression rates grew among adolescents, especially in girls, over the previous decade when about 8% of teens reported being depressed in 2007.5 Some researchers blame technology for the increase in psychological state problems. Spending an excessive amount of time on electronic devices could also be preventing children from in-person activities with their peers like sports, which may help keep off depression.6 They also experience new conditions like "fear of missing out" or FOMO, which further results in feelings of loneliness and isolation. Depressive disorders are treatable, but it is vital to hunt professional help. If your teen seems withdrawn, experiences a change in his sleep patterns, or starts to perform badly in class, schedule a meeting together with your teen's physician or contact a psychological state professional. don't delay getting help for your teen if you notice these symptoms. Bullying According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 20% of teens within the U.S. experienced bullying in 2017.7 One explanation the research has cited for this is often the increase of social media use by teens, which has made bullying far more public and more pervasive. In fact, cyberbullying has replaced bullying because of the common sort of harassment that teens experience.8 Talk to your teen about bullying regularly. Discuss what they will do once they witnesses bullying and mention options if they become a target themselves. Being proactive is vital in helping your child affect a bully. It's also important to speak to your child about when and the way to urge help from an adult. Remind them that posing for assistance is not a symbol of weakness, but instead a show of courage. Talking about how someone has humiliated them isn't a simple topic. Drug Use In 2017, about 6% of seniors in high school reported using marijuana daily. Marijuana use exceeds cigarette use is in teens now.12 In fact, many teens believe marijuana is a smaller amount harmful now than in years past. This new perception could also be thanks to the changing laws surrounding marijuana. Meanwhile, another illicit drug use has held steadily at rock bottom levels consistent with the Monitoring the longer term survey published by the National Institute on substance abuse. Teen use of illicit drugs in 2017 was rock bottom since the study began in 1975.13 Make sure you've got regular conversations together with your teen about the risks of medicine. and do not forget to say the risks of prescribed drugs, too. Many teens don't recognize the risks of taking a friend's prescription or popping a couple of pills that aren't prescribed to them. Unfortunately, teens often underestimate how easy it's to develop an addiction. and that they don't understand the risks related to overdosing. make certain you're talking about these risks on a uniform basis. Alcohol Use As of 2017, alcohol use and binge drinking showed a big decline among teenagers. Despite the decline, 29.3% of high school seniors still report drinking alcohol within the past month.12 Talk to teens about the risks of underage drinking. Educate them about the risks, including the very fact that alcohol can take a significant toll on a teenager's developing brain.14 Also, don't recoil from expressing your disapproval of underage drinking. Saying you do not approve can make an enormous difference in whether your teen decides to drink. Academic Problems About 5% of high school students drop out of high school annually within the US, consistent with the National Center for Education Statistics.18 A highschool dropout is probably going to earn $200,000 less over his lifetime in comparison to a high school graduate, which may have a big impact on a young person's future. But, it's not just the "troubled teens" who are throwing in the towel of faculty. Some teens feel such a lot of pressure to urge into an honest college that they are burning themselves out before they graduate from high school.19 Stay involved in your teen's education. Provide support and guidance and be able to assist your teen if he encounters problems.


This Article Does Not Intend To Hurt The Sentiments Of Any Individual Community, Sect, Or Religion Etcetera. This Article Is Based Purely On The Authors Personal Views And Opinions In The Exercise Of The Fundamental Right Guaranteed Under Article 19(1)(A) And Other Related Laws Being Force In India, For The Time Being.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 03 Jan 2021 17:24pm IST

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