Meridian, Idaho 83646

Morgan Mental Health Care

Mental Health Care for the Treasure Valley & Surrounding Areas

Teens Counseling & Therapy Services

Mental Health Services for Teens

It can be hard to tell if your teen is having serious problems or their actions are just “normal teenage behavior”. Warning signs of a troubled teen: Rapid changes in personality, falling grades, persistent sadness, anxiety, or sleep problems could indicate depression, bullying, or another emotional health issue. You can start by asking yourself:

  • Does my teen have friends?
  • How is my teen doing in school?
  • Does my teen tell me what going on in his/her life?

If there has been changes or you have concerns, its always best to err on the side of caution and talk to a therapist or your teen’s doctor. A trained professional can provide guidance about how you can best help your teen. Here are some warning signs of troubled teen behavior you should be on the lookout for. 

These signs are likely to get worse without professional help.

  • Depression or excessive worry
  • Participating in illegal activities or drug use
  • School performance
  • Sexual acting out
  • Self-harm/cutting
  • Social changes in friends or activities
  • Eating problems
  • Inappropriate anger or increasing defiance
  • Significant changes in mood or behavior
  • Talking about death or thinking about it often