Does Teen Mental Health Matter?

Absolutely! In today’s society, being a teen is not easy. Especially when trying to balance school, sports, a social life and several other things at once. It can become overwhelming. It’s not uncommon to feel as if you are performing a juggling act and at any given moment something will fall and when it does, it will be a disaster. Well, it won’t. You’re human and things happen. As a teen, you’re going to go through tons of emotions at once and that’s normal. It’s all about finding good mental health methods that work best for you in those tough situations.

Mental Health

What is mental health? Simply put, it’s the overall emotional well-being or health of a person. Mental health is not just about being diagnosed with an illness, it has more to do with a person’s ability to handle certain challenges that life will bring. As teens, it is important to understand that there will be good days and bad days. Your mental health has more to do with your thoughts and feelings rather than having a clinical diagnosis.

Mental Health Includes

1. How you choose to feel about yourself

2. Your ability to respond to unwanted stress

3. How to deal with different challenges

4. Building self-esteem and confidence

Taking Care of Yourself

It is very important to find different ways to cope with life’s challenges. For example; exercising (running, yoga, swimming, walking) or reading. Just like you can do things to keep physically fit, you can also do the same things to help to keep you mentally fit.

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