Teens can be influenced by many factors, the most common one being peer influence. Most teens grow up feeling insecure about themselves and try to fit in, this causing them to act a certain way that they aren’t used to. “I was trying to make friends… i didn’t realize it at the time, but it was an initiation into the crew” (Akinsanya). Segun Akinsanya had lost his mother at a young age, eight years old, due to a car accident because of the weather condition leading to killing her instantly. He had moved to a different location with his father and sister and he went to a park to go look for friends. Little did he know this group of friends was a gang and he ended up being part of it. Because of the terrible loss at a young age, he started to
The debate of gun control dates back 100s of years,and many people want to ban guns so that no one can have them. That statement is complete ignorance to what really goes on. The debate has many different viewpoints with some being as radical as banning guns to create a false sense of Utopia. The recent rise of school shootings has set off a spark of gun control debates that make little sense. What if the school shooter was met by a principal at the door who happened to be carrying a 9mm handgun under his suit where 99.9% of students did not even know it was there? Guns are a very prominent tool that when in the right hands can lead to the saving of people and hunting animals without any harm
Depression can be attributable to multiple factors and there might not be a single identifiable cause for the condition. One may develop depression due to the loss of a loved one, on an account of a family history of depression, in the backdrop of multiple social or financial stresses or it may begin in the background of a chronic medical condition. Some individuals can also experience loneliness and melancholy for no apparent reason at all.
The idea that depression is caused by a lack of brain serotonin may not only back evidence to back it up, but it could also reduce stigma associated with mental illness. Studies such as that conducted by R. E. Kendell (2014) have time and again shown that there is a strong correlation between how mental illness is perceived in a social environment and individual’s willingness to seek help. By explaining the reasons for depression with biological concepts such as a lack of serotonin, people may be more inclined to respect mental illnesses such as depression on the same level as a physical illness. In fact, this distinction between “physical” and “mental” illness is likely to damage patients in the long run by lowering their self-esteem significantly
In the words of teenhelp.com, “One in ten teens arrested has been engaging in a violent activity that could have resulted in the serious injury or the death of another person, In 2000, nine percent of the murders in the United States were committed by persons under the age of 18” . Teens become violent for number of reasons.With a Criminal Record.
There are various explanations for the causes of major depression and this essay will compare and contrast two of the most dominant explanations which are biological and psychological explanations. The biological factors that will be
This is the time in a person’s life that they inherit far too much responsibility, and school starts to be taken seriously. Out of all of this, depression seizes its chance to attack a defenceless teenager, forcing him or her into the clinical disorder known as depression. For this ever-growing problem to stop, teenagers should be monitored by their parents or guardians more frequently, schools should decrease on the amount of stress that they give students, and society should consider finding help brave, not timid. If the human race could come together and attack depression head on, it would be elementary to stop depression from taking over the lives of teenagers. A world without depression is a world where there can actually be happiness found in
Comedian Carol Burnett said “adolescence is just one big walking pimple.” This statement possibly summarizes, in a few words, how adolescents feel about all the biological and emotional changes that occur during this developmental period. Some adolescents may go through this period and not experience any difficulties. Others may experience sexual problems, eating disorders, and substance abuse (Williams, 2012). Because of the hormonal and physical changes some adolescents may experience some type of emotional problem, such as depression. This paper offers a broad overview of an intervention and theory regarding treatment for adolescent depression.
Depression is a psychiatric disorder that afflicts young people with chronic feelings of sadness or worthlessness—the defining characteristic of the disorder is that it robs a person of the capacity for pleasure. Unhappiness triggered by events is not uncommon in children, but it normally goes away when circumstances change. A child with depression doesn’t recover when events change; her dark mood and lack of interest in things she used to enjoy will persist.
Also most teens struggle to manage his/her own emotions, thus causing the cantankerousness, or irritability, of the teen’s behavior. However, some of the behaviors are intensified when it comes to troubled teens. According to the article, “Help for Parents of Troubled Teens” the behaviors to watch out for as a parent include, “Rapid changes in personality, falling grades, and persistent sadness, anxiety, or sleep problems could indicate depression, bullying, or another emotional health issue” (Robinson and Segal). Rapid changes in personality and any major signs of sadness and anxiety indicate that there is a significant problem that is going on with the teen, whether it means they have a diagnosable condition of depression or if they are going through very troubling times at home. It is said if the behavior worsens, to consult a doctor or
Environmental causes of depression are not directly related to brain functions, illnesses, or anything else that may take place inside the human body. Environmental events are the things that happen in everyday lives that includes situations such as stress at work and home, the loss of a loved one, or a traumatic event. Environmental factors can affect the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are felt during times of stress as well as possibly influencing the development of clinical depression. During stressful situations, our mind and body 's reaction to stress, and the onset of clinical depression. The effects of stress from clinical depression may be more complicated to handle and control. Job loss or the death of a loved one is more likely
Racism has also caused many to drop out of school. Students who are bulled and made fun of their race end up hating school, and they are happier away from school. Instead of staying at school, they enjoy being confined in their own home where they are away from prejudice. What also contributed in them dropping out were their low grades caused by racism in schools. These drop-outs in school, caused parents to not have the same confidence they once had in the school and education system. At this point, the parents, are discouraged from advising their kids to go back to school (Jubenville, 35). Most of the kids who drop-out end up achieving nothing, becoming frustrated and some turn to violence and crime as to make a living. At this point, destroying
Do you think that social media is affecting the way humans communicate? To agree or disagree or to be neutral, that is the question we are faced with. The topics we will be discussing are the fact that humans are glued to their phones, how social media supposedly helps us, and lastly how we survived perfectly fine without it.
Pressure from peers and adults increases greatly and different types of stressors appear. Everything about an adolescent’s life changes. Some of these changes are bearable; other changes can cause great distress. The three items within the Triple Bind have caused many teenage girls much distress. In other words, the Triple Bind heavily impacts the emotional development of adolescent females in the modern era. The foundation of social capabilities is emotional development, and teenagers are going through a time where they are beginning to understand what successful relationships look like and how to maneuver through social culture (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2004). Therefore, it is important to safeguard the emotional development of teenagers, especially adolescent females who are fall prey to more self-destructive tendencies. As stated, young girls suffer in silence and practice several different self-harm mechanisms: cutting, self-mutilation, and starvation (Hinshaw & Kranz, 2009). They hate themselves, and society only worsens this feeling by setting standards that are unjustified and
The gender gap in the depression between adolescent boys and girls is mostly due to young women 's lower levels of positive thinking, need for approval, and self-focusing negative conditions.It 's unknown exactly what causes depression, but a variety of issues may be involved. This