Personal View: Why Youth Mental Health Conditions Are Important


Kenedi Johnson, Staff Reporter

  Mental health is a topic that everyone should be open about. If more people open up and communicate with other people their age who may have similar issues, they might feel a sense of relief or they may feel a lot better about things that were on their mind.

  There are many different mental illnesses out there from anxiety, depression,eating disorders,substance abuse problems,bipolar disorder, ADHD and so on.There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The most common mental health conditions are bipolar disorder, dementia, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders. Some of these cannot be cured but they can be helped significantly with therapy and medicines.

  There are multiple things young people can easily be stressed about. From home issues, loads of school work, at school friendships/relationships, trying to fit in with the “Cool” kids. Anyone can easily get stressed out. Not everything works out our way all the time. There are going to be times we feel sad or not in the mood to do things we usually enjoy doing.

  So many music artists have rapped about suicide or mental health for years. We listen to so many songs and I don’t think that some of us get the true meaning of the lyrics. The music artists we listen to today have such a huge impact on how we view certain things. In my perspective we should really sit down and listen to the words of some artists. Most of them are trying to tell us something through their lyrics.

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