At Fort Behavioral Health in Fort Worth, Texas, our licensed therapists and addiction treatment professionals emphasize teen mental health treatment as an essential part of our teen recovery program. If you are a teen who may have a mental health disorder that is accelerating drug or alcohol use, our Fort Behavioral Health team can help. Also, if you are a parent or guardian of a teen who may be battling a mental health disorder and an addiction, we can be part of your teen’s support system.
Unfortunately, for some people, there is a stigma associated with mental health treatment. This misconception often results from a lack of information and knowledge about mental health treatment, especially for teens. One of the events that helps to bring understanding to this issue is Teen Mental Health Awareness Day.
What Is Teen Mental Health Awareness Day?
Generation Z is the newest generation, born between 1997 and 2015. There are currently 68 million members of “Gen Z” in the U.S. between 6 and 24 years old. According to the American Psychological Association, Gen Z has the worst mental health of any generation, with 91 percent of teens reporting they are stressed about school, family, friends, health, and money. Furthermore, 64 percent of Gen Z say they want to achieve a healthier lifestyle for overall happiness, including a stronger self-care routine, and 94 percent consider mental health very important to their well-being.
This March 2nd will be Teen Mental Health Awareness Day. This holiday aims to raise greater awareness of mental health issues among teens and educate people about removing stigmas surrounding preventative mental health. This event is the first of its kind dedicated to mental wellness among the teen demographic. If you would like to participate, you can practice self-care and silence self-doubt, whether through exercising, meditating, listening to music, or some other positive outlet. If you choose to be online, you can raise awareness of the holiday on social media platforms, such as Instagram or Twitter. You can also contact our Fort Behavioral Health team for ways to celebrate Teen Mental Health Awareness Day and for more information about our adolescent treatment program.
Does My Teen Require Mental Health Counseling?
The main idea is that teen mental health treatment should be celebrated and encouraged. If you are a teen dealing with a mental health disorder and an addiction, you more than likely know that you need professional help, such as the dual diagnosis treatment available at Fort Behavioral Health. However, if you are a parent or guardian of a teen and you are unsure if they may need mental health treatment, consider the following:
- A notable drop in grades
- Frequent absences or tardiness at school or work
- A decrease in personal hygiene
- Difficulties concentrating
- Bizarre behavior
- Low energy
- Difficulties making decisions
- Inability to cope with minor frustrations
If you notice one or more of these indicators, it may be wise to reach out to our Fort Behavioral Health team today for information about teen mental health treatment through our Evergreen Path Adolescents program.
Why Is Teen Mental Health Treatment Important?
When teens receive mental health treatment as part of Fort Behavioral Health’s teen recovery program, they set a pattern of positive self-care for years to come. When teens’ mental health treatment is established as part of a healthcare routine, they are more likely to feel content and fulfilled as adults.
Also, teens’ brains are still developing and growing during their adolescence. Mental health treatment can act as an early intervention measure and address mental health disorders that may be emerging during the teen years.
What Are a Few Benefits of Mental Health Treatment?
There are many benefits for the teens in mental health treatment at Fort Behavioral Health, including:
- Reduction in anxiety
- Improved moods
- Clearer thinking
- A greater sense of calm or inner peace
- Increased self-esteem
- Reduced risk of depression
- Improvements in relationships with friends and family
Make Mental Wellness Your Priority
Mental health treatment is a fundamental component of the teen recovery program at Fort Behavioral Health. Our mental health treatment center is a judgment-free environment where teens can feel comfortable and safe while receiving the highest quality mental health treatment available.
To learn more about how our Fort Behavioral Health team makes mental health treatment a cornerstone of our teen recovery program, reach out to our team today and take a look at our Evergreen Path Information. Contact us today by calling 844.332.1807 or completing our confidential online form.