Emma and Jo from our Parents Helpline discuss their top six tips for parents on dealing with difficult teens and young adults. Staying behind closed bedroom doors, minimal communication, constantly on social media or playing video games… these are common behaviours often attributed to teenagers and young adults. As a parent or carer of an older teen or young adult, it can be difficult to know how to respond to their behaviour at times. It can be a tricky one to answer because we know that teenagers in adolescence can be very different to your average adult. Being a teenager is difficult. We hear from parents that their teen is only interested in their friends, social networks, partners and relationships.
Young Adult Issues
Common Disorders in Young Adults | Dual Diagnosis
Money is a common concern for young adults throughout history, and this generation is no exception. Competition and expectations are up as well. On top of that, educational standards have simply changed over the years. More is expected of students in this generation than in previous generations.
Common Mental Health Disorders in Young Adults
Mental health problems for young adults pose a serious concern for all in society. In fact, according to the experts, approximately 20 percent of all youth in the US are diagnosed with a mental illness in any given year. Not including undiagnosed mental illness, such figures certainly denote the importance of understanding and recognizing such illness in our youth. In that same spirit of awareness, we briefly highlight here five of the most common mental health problems for young adults. Anxiety disorders are a big concern of the medical community regarding youth and adults alike.
Adulting is a tough gig. Sometimes, it seems nearly impossible. You might find yourself under-achieving, feeling hopeless about the future, confused about where to go from here.