American teens are stressed and depressed.
Between the suicide attempts and the overdoses, there are many new methods that teens are finding to intentionally hurt themselves -- to somehow dull the pain.
And, it's getting worse. According to recent results from the Stress in America Study, teens are now more stressed out than adults.
40% feel irritable or angry
36% feel nervous or anxious
31% felt overwhelmed due to stress in the past month
36% feel fatigued or tired, and
Almost 30% feel depressed or sad
Your teen can't manage stress and depression without YOU. The Stress in America study found that about 40% of teens reported they aren't doing enough to manage their stress.
As a nation, we need to teach our children healthy living and what to do when they feel overwhelmed, tired, angry, depressed or anxious.
In this segment of Healthy Children, Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann shares the best and most important ways to help your teen overcome sadness, depression, and anxiety.