We’re Missing the Boat with Teen Mental Health

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Over half of adolescents with a mental health issue won't get treated. If they do it's often not by a mental health professional. Researchers at Duke University found that the most commonly untreated mental illnesses were anxiety disorders and phobias. Lack of child psychiatrists and stigma surrounding mental health issues are the primary contributors to the problem.

PositiveTip: A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Include a mental health professional in your teen's regular health checkup.