Issues Teens Encounter

Meghan Thompson

Insecurity

Insecurity is the feeling of being not sure or certain, doubtful, inadequately guarded or protected; unsafe, not firm or fixed; unsteady, lacking self-confidence; plagued by anxiety.


The outcome of Insecurity are bullying, arrogance, jealousy, complimenting others, eye contact (not looking anyone in the eyes), people pleasing, defensiveness, materialism, and being a control freak (wanting everything to be in order, where it should be).


Statistics say that 90% of teens are unhappy with body shape. Only 8% of the 2,000 girls who were questioned for the poll said they were "happy" with their appearance, while 87% said they were "unhappy". Almost a fifth (199.) said they were "already suffering from an eating disorder" such as anorexia or bulimia.


The possible solutions for Insecurity is practice being objective, keep nurturing company, write down your fears, and remember all of the success you have had.

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Depression

Depression is an illness that shatters people emotionally, mentally, and physically. There are gradients of depression- mild, moderate, and severe- but it's a serious condition that requires treatment.


During depression most people will start to feel hopeless, helpless, will start to feel tired all the tie, can't control negative thoughts no matter how much they try, will have problems concentrating, and their sleep will change.


Statistics say that 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, 5% of the worlds population is depressed, and 15% of those who are depressed will possibly commit suicide.


The possible solutions for depression are antidepressants, exercise, diet modifications, and plan social events such as girls night out.

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Anorexia

The inability to maintain weight at or above what is normally expected for age or height, intense fear of becoming fat, and having a distorted body image.


The outcomes are dieting despite being thin, pretending to eat or ling about eating, feeling at despite being underweight, throwing up after eating, and compulsive exercising.


Statistics say that almost 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression. 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders receive treatment. Only 35% of people that receive treatment for eating disorders get treatment at a specialized facility for eating disorders. 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages 12 and 25.


The possible solutions for anorexia is to admit you have a problem, stay away from people, places, and activities that trigger your obsession with being thin, seek professional help, and talk to someone.

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Anxiety

Anxiety is stimulated by real or imagined dangers, anxiety affects people of all ages and social backgrounds. When it occurs in unrealistic situations or with unusual intensity, it can disrupt everyday life. Some researchers believe anxiety is synonymous with fear, occurring in varying degrees and in situations in which people feel threatened by some danger.


The outcome of anxiety are feelings of panic, fear, uneasiness, having problems sleeping, cold or sweaty hands and/or feet, shortness of breath, an inability to stay still or calm, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, nausea, dizziness, and dry mouth.


Statistics say that women are 60% more likely than men to experience an anxiety disorder over their lifetime. 18-29 year old: 30.2% likely to have/experience anxiety, 30-44 year old: 35.1% likely to have/experience anxiety, 45-59 year old: 30.8 likely to have/experience anxiety, and 60+: 15.3% likely to have/experience anxiety.


The possible solutions for anxiety are family therapy, anti anxiety drugs, feel free to ask for help, and psychotherapy.

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Suicide

Suicide is considered a major public health problem around the world as well as a personal tragedy. Each day, about 1900 people attempt suicide.


The outcomes of suicide are talking about suicide-making statements such as "I'm going to kill myself", withdrawing from social contact and wanting to be left alone, having mood swings such as being emotionally high one day and deeply discouraged the next day, being preoccupied with death, dying, or violence, and saying goodbye when not needed, as if you're going forever, not seeing them again.


Statistics say that white males accounted for 70% of all suicides in 2013. Together, those harming themselves made an estimated total of more than 650,000 hospital visits related to injuries sustained in one or more separate accidents of self-harm behavior.


The possible solutions for suicide are medication, psychotherapy, and emergency help.

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