This Just In: Being A Person Is Hard!
As someone who works full-time, goes to university full-time, and volunteers every weekend, stress is a fact of life. This is true for high school students as well. In fact, half of the county’s high school students face a damaging level of stress on a daily basis.
Addiction is not something that only happens to adults. All over the country teens are lead into addiction because of peer pressure or trying to self-medicate to cope with difficulties in life. Falling into addiction can happen fast so it is important to understand how it takes root.
The first time you ever heard the term “mental illness,” what did you think of? I can tell you what I thought of…I was in the beginning of high school the first time I recall hearing this term…I thought of mental illness as something that was permanent, something that individuals “had” and couldn’t recover from.