I am revisiting a topic.
The mind is tricky. We know this. The mind of a teenager is trickier.
Because, though a teenager knows everything, much more than a parent… their mind is still developing, learning, adusting. There is no real “norm” yet, so when things are not clicking along as they perhaps should be, they may not know.
Depression may be their norm.
Anxiety may be their norm.
Anger, frustration, dark thoughts… dark actions.
Turning to self harm to cope with those feelings, thoughts, becomes their norm.
suicide attempts become their norm.
So I see more than the average person, more suffering, more teens that should seek help, when they finally do, when I see them their “norm” is ingrained deeper. In “blog land” I see a lot too. Teens reaching out for help. Reaching but not seen.
So how does it get to that stage?
help is there