Mental Awareness


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Teen Mental Health Awareness is very important.

Do you think mental awareness is a serious topic? I do.

Anyone, whether they’re a kid, adult or teen can have mental issues.

That’s what makes today an important day. It’s Teen Mental Health Awareness Day.

Mental illness is more common in people whose blood relatives also have a mental illness. Certain genes may increase your risk of developing a mental illness, and your life situation may trigger it.

According to the website Important Teen Mental Health Statistics for Parents, one in every five tens has been diagnosed with a mental illness. 792 million people are affected by mental health issues worldwide.

There are nearly 300 mental disorders and illnesses.

Here are some mental disorders:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • eating disorders
  • bipolar disorder
  • substance abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

How To Know:

  • Check for excessive worrying or fear.
  • Self harm
  • Use of drugs
  • Feeling excessively sad or low.
  • Avoiding friends and social activities.
  • Changes in sleeping habits or feeling tired and low energy.
  • Extreme mood changes, including uncontrollable “highs” or feelings of euphoria

Anyone can have mental disorders. So consider keeping an eye out for others, and if you feel the need, reach out to someone and get them help do that. Even if they don’t want help.

At Bellwood-Antis, you can always head to the guidance department or seek help from the STAR team.