Being this vulnerable can lead them down into crossroads while trying to find out who they are, their purpose and where they belong. With a stigma of being rebellious and destructive, many mental illnesses among adolescents are overlooked and looked at as rebellious behavior. Many of these adolescents go untreated and left out in the unforgiving pressures of life. Health issue and targeted population The health issue that is going to be further explored is eating disorders in adolescents. This certain group is being targeted because they are more susceptible to different types of pressure.
The deviant behavior under juvenile delinquency includes taking drugs, sexual laxities, engaging in fights or in severe cases killing of suicide. In the context of this paper, the sociological factors like labelling, poverty, lack of education, lack of adequate nutrition and a difficult
Adolescents are at an age in which people are vulnerable. Being this vulnerable can lead adolescents down into crossroads while trying to find out their self worth, strengths and independence apart from their families. While on the search of figuring out who they are apart from their families, adolescents look in wrong places for approval separate themselves from a given identify by their families, and will come off as rebellious. The stigma of rebellion among adolescents than become a mask covering up underlying problems such as mental disorders/illnesses. Many of these adolescents go untreated and left out in the
According to a study done at the University of Washington, “ For the developing young adult, drug and alcohol abuse undermines motivation, interferes with cognitive processes, contributes to debilitating mood disorders, and increases risk of accidental injury or death” (Hawkins). When teens abuse drugs, they can damage their brains. This can affect everything from emotions, to memory. The abuse of drugs as a teen can also lead to accidental death, particularly involving overdoses and car accidents. Also, according to Addiction Center, an information center about drug use, abuse, and addiction, “Substance abuse affects teen brain development by: interfering with neurotransmitters and damaging connections within the brain, reducing the ability to experience pleasure, creating problems with memory, causing missed opportunities during a period of heightened learning potential, ingraining expectations of unhealthy habits into brain circuitry, [and] inhibiting development of perceptual abilities” (Health).
They may not feel as comfortable about their self and feel alone when being with others. Homosexual children can be lead to drugs and alcohol of the stress which is not good for any child. Other kids will give them a hard time just because their parents and because of who they is. Children may have already be experiencing bullying in school and one of these reasons may be because they have parents that are homosexual. This can lower down a child’s self-esteem and they would most likely feel bad about their selves.
When a person abuses someone physically, verbally, or sexually, feelings of abandonment and shame arise and that person’s feelings about himself/herself drastically drop. Abuse lowers a person’s self-esteem to where he or she cannot trust anyone (Lachmann, 2013). When someone has trauma from abusive situations, he or she becomes independent of everyone and learns to survive on his or her own, keeping his or her distance to stay safe. Abusive situations compromise people’s rights, values, and freedom; they no longer feel loved like they should and their self-esteem exists in a very poor
Also, it prompts destructive ways of handling disputes, which ultimately leads to emotional pain. The instability adversely affects the adolescents as they mature. Teens in divorced families inculcate behavioral problems, which have significant effects on the incidence of crime rates. Children who witness marital discord are more likely to engage in criminal acts. A research has validated associations between exposure to marital discord and parental divorce while growing up and children’s psychological distress in adulthood (Amato & Sobolewski 2001).
The movie does not exactly enlighten all the issues that adolescents are going through, but it provides a story of a boy who overcame the things that were holding him back. This movie can be used as a motivation for others who are dealing with similar situations. Conclusion Adolescents experience a large amount of change including puberty, high school, and romantic relationships. Depression and suicide are among some of the most challenging experiences that an adolescent can face on top of all the other changes. The media can have a negative impact on adolescents through the messages they portray in different situations.
As an individual lacks a relationship with their parents it could possibly lead in engaging in delinquency. According to previous research, it is revealed that there is a strong connection between the experience of violence and negative behaviours in children (Osofsky, 1999). Negative aspects such as rejection and neglect in a relationship between a child and a parent could result in the need to turn to delinquency. The negative effects of violence can range from an individual being temporary upset, to post traumatic stress disorder, and to increased aggressive and violent behaviour
Most of the time rap music has lot of bad words, which is not appropriate for teenagers. For instance, if they listen to music with cuss words, it will influence them to say cuss words. It is also nasty to hear cuss words and seeing people cussing. In rap music people shows many parts of their body, which is very inappropriate and it might influence teenagers to do same thing. For example, seeing that bad stuff, they might going to learn bad behavior and imitate them.
With the rapidly rising of biracial youth, it has been proven that the population is a vulnerable group facing potentially higher risks for mental health and behavioral issues compared to their mono-racial counterparts. Identity development, a central psychosocial task of children, is a complex task for biracial youths since they must integrate two ethnic identities. For biracial youths, mastery of the psychosocial identity developmental task can be overwhelming as they face stressors such as racial stigmas and negative stereotypes, which may lead to identity problems manifesting during adolescence. Biracial teenagers are a growing population who have some unique characteristics, related to their ambiguous ethnicity and their need to define
These symptoms typically reflect the behaviors and actions directed towards other people. The symptoms often include aggression, anger, conduct problems and even criminal behavior. Someone who takes part in bullying is more likely to commit violent actions. One who is a bully during their adolescent years also often experiences these externalizing symptoms into adulthood. Some studies have shown that victims and aggressors are prone to substance abuse, and having antisocial personalities later in adulthood.