Living in the world today as a teen is not an easy thing.
I have the greatest respect for this age group. It is a group that is often dismissed and/or labelled as something they are not.
This is probably my favourite group of people to work with…and apparently not to bad (for and old lady) to talk to.
All behaviour has meaning. We act like we do for a reason, even though we may not even understand it ourselves at times It is a difficult phase of life – caught between two world, but not fully one of the other. With the world rapidly changing, there are lots of unknowns.
Issues I have frequently worked with teens include:
- suicidal ideation
- sexual health
- sexual abuse
- healthy relationships
- family issues
- self harm