According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), among adolescents aged 12-17 years, 1 in 5 has a diagnosable mental health disorder. And adolescent depression is a significant public health problem associated with significant mortality.
Mental health is an important part of adolescents’ overall health and well-being. It affects how teenagers think, feel, and act. It also plays a role in how they handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.