2017 Children’s Mental Health Report
Source: Child Mind Institute
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Audience(s): Community Member or Organization, Educators, Families, Health or Mental Health Professional, School Staff or Administrators
Adolescence is a time of unprecedented cognitive and physical growth and vivid experiences of new ideas, feelings, and ambitions. It’s a period of intense learning and development, but it is also a high-risk period for impulsive behavior, and for the onset of mental health and substance use disorders. In this report, Child Mind Institute highlights the unique factors that make adolescence exciting, important, and potentially dangerous — including its role as a significant risk period for mental health disorders.