Adolescent Mental Health

Adolescents (12 – 19 years) face lot of changes in their life right from hormonal changes leading to development of secondary sexual characteristics, striving for independence from their caregivers, importance of socialising with friends and peers. They are known to face lot of problems but many parents are not aware of these. Even if they are aware they do not know how to handle them. This article aims to throw light on few of these issues and provide solution for them. Major problems faced include: Drug Addiction Internet Addiction Sexual problems Depression and Suicide Eating Disorders Adolescent Mental Health Issues Treatment: Not to panic or criticise or threaten them or else he will lose faith in you. Be friendly and be empathic, gain his confidence. Get consultation with a psychiatrist who will help him. There are medicines available for reducing craving & becoming free from substance dependence. Root cause analysis…



Posiive Thinking

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  Abraham Lincoln This statement has the essence of what positive thinking is all about. It is our mind which tells us whether to be positive or negative in our thinking. So if we are indulging in negative thinking, how do we change it? Changing ingrained ways of thinking is not easy and will take some sincere and systematic efforts from our side. Three C’s approach: One approach is called the three C’s: Commitment, Control and Challenge. Commitment Make a positive commitment to yourself, to learning, work, family, friends, nature, and other worthwhile causes. Praise yourself and others. Dream of success. Be enthusiastic. Control Keep your mind focused on important things. Set goals and priorities for what you think and do. Visualize to practice your actions. Develop a strategy for dealing with problems. Learn to relax. Enjoy successes. Be honest…