It is estimated one in five teens develops depressive symptoms before adulthood, making depressive disorders some of the most common mental health issues among teens. Teens are statistically more anxious and depressed than ever, and the potential causes behind this phenomenon are varied and complex.
There is no single factor to blame – but more importantly, only about a third of those diagnosed seek adolescent depression treatment. At Visions Treatment Centers, we take cases of depression very seriously. More than a cry for help, depressive behavior can quickly escalate to suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, and it’s estimated a teen takes their own life in the United States every 100 minutes.