It can be tough to tell when a teen needs help. Because adolescence is a time of transition — and even turbulence. Your teen is likely irritable and moody. They question their identity. In fact, they try on different identities, which can lead to inconsistent behavior. According to psychotherapist Sean Grover, LCSW, this is known as developmental depression , which is totally normal for teens.
Mentally put a check mark next to the sentences below that describe your teen today, then add up the number of check marks to score the results. Waiting could put their life at risk. Troubled Teen? If they exhibit 5 or more of these warning signs, it is likely that they should be placed in a therapeutic boarding school.
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Download this article as a PDF. Finally, troubled teens are endangering their own future, society, and the stability of their country. The various categories of troubled youth make this a difficult topic to describe. Some of these young people are emotionally disturbed schizophrenic, clinically depressed, etc. Others are runaways subject to prostitution, drugs, and death , delinquent in gangs or isolation , slipping into extreme and dangerous cults, or have become drug addicts.