What parents should know about teen mental health issues
Posted on May 18, 2023 6:00:00 PM | Pediatrics
In late 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) declared child and teen mental health a national emergency. Childhood mental health concerns rose between 2010 and 2020, and suicide is now the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10–24.
If you’ve ever worried about your teen’s mental health, you’re not alone. Knowing how to protect your child best and keep them healthy in today’s society can be overwhelming for parents.
Keep reading to learn about the unique mental health challenges teens face and how to recognize the signs that your child may need help from a behavioral health professional.Read More