Increase of Number on Mass Mental Illness
Teen’s are developing the characteristics of depression, and the government are doing nothing about it. Today in the United States of America,children are becoming depressed because of lack of support and insecurities. Sources such as the internet, and licensed therapist blame it on hormones or adolescents period of growth. But it is actually way more severe than they think. Children of the millennial are experiencing more behavioral episodes once they start reaching the stage of becoming either a teen or an adult.
In 2011, scientific studies showed that kids are more likely to experience depressive incidents and suffer from mental illnesses than adults. Especially kids in middle school or high school. 12.0% of people who reported these incidents were 16 year olds. The suicide rate for girls, 15-19 years old, doubled from 2007 to 2015. Boys increased by 30% over the same time period when it reached the highest point in 40 years.
Though there are not statistics on the amount of children with depression caused by puberty, it is
scientifically proven that teens moods start to decrease when they experience the change into adulthood. Most teens also develop stress as they progress in school and endure emotional feelings. That may cause those of young age to reside to suicide. They may feel like there really is not a solution to the pain. They don’t confide in their parents or any other adult, simple because they don’t understand. It is hard for many kids to share the painful events in their lives because adults may tend to make it into a light situation when the child may feel as if it is a major problem. Which it is majority of the time. Finding comfort in friends may result in judgment which causes the child to close in their feelings to themselves. And refuse to tell anybody.
Certain situations or past tragedies share a big part in many of people’s personalities and lives. Which is why we need more support from America. Childhood scars that were never relieved can result in dangerous behavior. About 40% of Americans that are incarcerated have suffer from a mental illness. Lives are being lost, and the grief is hard to bear. We need more support groups, and more organizations to help teens understand that they are not alone. People put many of support groups toward same sex marriage, racial equality, and economic stability but they do not put together groups that keeps the youth from ending their own lives. There is focus on many things except for protecting the children of America. Which is another thing added to the list of things we need to change.