Adolescence can be tough. It involves a huge period of transition and development. We are called upon to individuate from our parents and develop our own sense of identity. Friendships with peers become more important and trickier to navigate. School becomes more involved. We start thinking about our future. And on top of all of this, we experience biological changes that can impact how we think and feel about the world around us.
Young people aged 12 – 25 are particularly vulnerable to the development of mental health disorders. One in four young people report experiencing a mental health issue in the past 12 months. In fact, 75% of people who experience a mental health disorder in their lifetime will develop it in this period.