Issues of teens

psychology class [Zaiikerria Williams] 10-8-15

Teen Pregnancy

Containing a developing an embryo,fetus,or unborn baby
Statistics of teen pregnancy
  1. number of births per 1000 teen girls , age 15-19 years old
  2. 820,000 teens become pregnant each year
  3. 34% of the teens have at least one pregnancy before they turn 20 years old.
Problems in teen pregnancy :
  1. One parent doesn't want to help the other
  2. don't know baby father
  3. involves in education
ways to prevent pregnancy:
  1. WAIT UNTIL MARRIAGE !!!!!!
  2. wrap it up(LOL)
  3. Birth control
Psychology: Teen Pregnancy

Depression

common mental disorders that presents with depressed mood, lost of interest in activities.
Symptoms:
  1. always wanting to be alone
  2. wants or does cause self harm to oneself
  3. talks as if there's no purpose in life

Statistics:
  1. 25% of cancer patients are depressed
  2. affects about 14.8 million American adults or about 67% of the us population
  3. 10-27% of people who experienced strokes are depressed
Preventions:
  1. get help (see a psychologist)
  2. Try to keep positive
How it feels to have depression - information for kids, teens & young people.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

statistics:
  1. alcohol kills more teens than all other drugs
  2. death among 15-24 years old's main cause
  3. youth who drink are 7 1/2 times more likely to use cocaine than young people who never drink
symptoms:
  1. sudden change in behavior
  2. mood swings
  3. withdrawal from family members
  4. careless about personal grooming
solutions:
  1. go see a medium
  2. rehab
  3. try surrounding yourself around positive energy
  4. talking with a family member
Adolescent Substance Abuse Risk Factors | Child Psychology

texting and driving

Statistics
  1. at least 23% of accidents involved cell phones
  2. 5 seconds is all it take to crash
  3. 13% of drivers age 18-20 admit texting while driving
Solutions:
  1. Put phone away while driving
  2. LEt the passenger text for you
  3. get a blutooth
Faces of Distracted Driving: Alex Brown, 17

bullying

when some one or a group of kids pick on another

statistics :

  1. 19.6% of high school students in the US report being bullied at school in the past year. 14.8% reported being bullied online
  2. 64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36 percent reported the bullying
solutions:

  1. dont be a bystander
  2. if you see someone being bullied help them or get help
  3. tell someone older
  4. if you are a bully figure out whats your issue

Cyndi Lauper - True Colors (MattyBRaps Cover ft Olivia Kay)

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