The teen years bring about difficult challenges as teens are becoming more independent from parents, learning to process life in a deeper way, and having to make decisions about their future. Therapy can help teens sort through life's challenges, relationships, and negative moods. Teens often respond positively to therapy, despite some being initially resistant to attending.
Too often, parents minimize their teen's problems, but that is a mistake. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-olds. The rate of suicide attempts is much higher, an estimated 25 attempts for every one completed teen suicide. Parents should seek help if they are concerned about their teen's mental/emotional health.