According to the National Institute on Mental Health, Depression affects 13% of 12 to 17-year-olds teens.
Adolescence brings new schools and schedules, new fears, loss of friendships, new pressures, more responsibility, and changing bodies and emotions. First presentations of mental health issues often occur during times of transition.
32% of 12 to 17-year-olds suffer from Anxiety (NIMH).
Amongst mental health symptoms and periods of change, teens and their parents may experience breakdowns in communication and functioning, leading families to feel frustrated and lost.
9% of 12 to 17-year-olds experience ADHD (NIMH).
ADHD affects attention, organization, impulsivity, hyperactivity, emotions, executive functions and motivation. What looks like oppositional behavior or teens purposefully being “bad” may actually be undiagnosed ADHD.
SoCal Adolescent Wellness also supports teens and families experiencing behavioral issues and co-occurring mental health symptoms.
- Bipolar Disorder
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) and other Authority Issues
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Anger Management
- Social Skill Deficits
- Identity Issues
- Attachment Issues
- Negative life patterns
- Work and School Issues
- Family Problems