Title

Finding Help for Struggling Teens

Document Type

Article

Department (Manual Entry)

School of Social Work

Abstract

Struggling teens usually show signs of distress, such as low self-esteem; school failure and truancy; social isolation; depression and anxiety; substance abuse; defiance toward authority (parents, teachers, police); running away from home; choosing the “wrong” friends; impulsive behavior (such as speeding); getting in trouble with the law (for example, shoplifting or driving without a license); eating disorders (overeating, not eating, self-induced vomiting); and self injury (such as cutting).

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