Teenage brain health

Most parents or mentors who work with teens may at times wish that they could read a teenager’s mind. It becomes even more challenging when we encounter a teenage brain health issue.

The following quote from an unknown author may summarize what adults may think when working with a teen:

“It would be easier to help depressed teens if they were nicer to be around.”

It is difficult to work with depressed teens but we need to push for open dialog about the challenges they are facing. We must also quickly walk away from older ways of thinking that tell us to stay quiet about things like teenage brain health or depression. The health and recovery of a young person dealing with brain health issues may rest in our quick diagnosis and subsequent treatment.