The holiday season, a time traditionally associated with joy and togetherness, often brings with it a fair share of stress. The hustle and bustle of shopping, planning, cooking, and socializing can sometimes feel overwhelming. However, it’s essential to remember the holiday season doesn’t have to be a source of stress and anxiety.
Startling statistics reveal that approximately one in five teenagers experience some form of mental health disorder, with depression being one of the most common conditions among them. The high prevalence of depression in Texas emphasizes the need for proactive measures to address this issue. Teen depression, if left untreated or unsupported, can lead to suicide. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young Texans aged 15 to 24. The data suggests that the rates of teen suicide in the state have been on the rise over the years. There is help and hope.
By addressing teen depression early and promoting mental health awareness, we can save lives and offer hope for those who are struggling. Next Step offers a wide range of mental health services to youth in Texas at no cost to the young person or the parents.
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