High school is tough and a lot of teens struggle with mental health issues as a result. In fact, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five teens (aged 13-18) are experiencing a mental health condition. For LGBTQ teens, this number is three times higher. And these mental health issues can become chronic (meaning they follow you into adulthood); 50% of chronic mental illnesses develop at age 14. COVID as amplified all of this.
To see some places where students themselves, parents, and health care providers might intervene check out The Study.com Mental Health Guide for High School Students.