Oftentimes parents and educational professionals can mistake the need for therapy over development of skills to grow into adulthood. That is what mentoring does for your teen. Meeting them where they are, listening and working together to become WHO they want to be.
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The Problem with a Problem-Centric Approach to Mental Health
If I tell a therapist that I had a “sad day,” does that mean that I am clinically depressed? If I’m going through a big life transition — new school, new job — and I mention that I’m nervous, does that mean I have an adjustment or anxiety disorder? These are common conclusions drawn by professionals who feel compelled to identify a problem where, sometimes, no real problem exists. When it comes to health —especially mental health — the way we view, diagnose and treat it is backwards.
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