Are you a teenager or young adult and struggling with something?
Do you have difficulty relating to your parents or other adults?
Do you need someone to support and guidance you?
Do you need help?
- Are you finding it hard to express yourself and help people understand what you’re going through?
Do you feel that your emotions are intense and unbearable at times?
Do you feel angry and don’t know how to express this in a good way?
You may have relationship difficulties as you start to navigate life outside of your family home. This can be a tough time as your parents might not understand your motivations.
You may be finding it hard to earn their trust and communicate to them about what your desires are. You might have disagreements with your family about who you hang out with, what you wear, what you study, and what your career path might be.
As you start to develop your identity, or who you are, what you believe and how you want to live your life, you become aware of some challenging decisions that you have to make. You may feel lost in this season of your life.
Talking about these difficult things can help you to get clarity and understanding of the options you have and what’s really important for you.
These decisions will include who you want to be who you want to be with. Choosing some decisions will shape your entire life.
Talking these things through my help you to learn more about yourself and may help to shift the confusion that you feel.
Other common issues
- Struggling with your emotions
- Grief or sadness about losing someone you love
- Self-esteem and identity issues
- Confusion about your future
- Study stress
- Relationship stress
- Family issues
- Drug and alcohol use issues
- Gender identity issues
- Mental health problems
Really hard times
You may start to feel different and not like yourself. If you start to feel like you lack control over your actions and feelings, then it may be beneficial to talk to experts about this.
You do not have to suffer in silence without understanding what is going on.
This age bracket is also when some people begin to experience symptoms that are part of mental illness. This includes disorders such as schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.
These disorders may have a genetic factor or there may arise due to situations that you face. Seeking help early can prevent the development of mental health issues in the future.