Ever feel like an anthropologist trying to decipher the odd customs of the tribe known as teenagers? Cliques and subcultures are always forming based on attitudes, styles of dress, and tastes in music. This guide will help you to identify the group where your own teen belongs. First off, don't panic.
10 Types of Teens: A Field Guide to Teenagers
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During the teenage years striking changes take place in the body as well as the brain. Youth are particularly vulnerable to mental health challenges including — depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-harm, eating disorders and more. You are not alone. The Tribe offers a convenient and safe place for teens to connect, share stories and encouragement. Positive social support is a critical component to developing into a healthy adult.
What are the Benefits of Group Therapy for my Teen?
Group therapy helps teens give and receive support while learning from each other and their therapist by discussing the issues they have in common. As a teen, in group you will connect with other teens who understand you and what you are going through! Does your anxiety interfere with forming healthy relationships? Does your anxiety sometimes prevent you from trying new things?
In a group therapy environment, a mental health professional or therapist with work with a small group of adolescents who are all struggling with similar issues. For example, one group may focus on eating disorders, while another may be for suicide attempt survivors. Group sessions are directed by the facilitator, but much of the healing and progress for the individuals come from the group dynamic. Teens who might be reluctant to share or even defiant in individual sessions with an adult, will often open up and share with peers. Teens realize they are not alone in their emotions and struggles.