During the teenage years striking changes take place in the body as well as the brain.
Youth are particularly vulnerable to mental health challenges including – depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-harm, eating disorders and more. The Tribe offers a convenient and safe place for teens to connect, share stories and encouragement.
The stress and pressure that is placed on today’s youth put them at risk for a variety of mental health disorders including: depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-harm, eating disorders and more.
Additionally, drug and alcohol abuse in the teenage years can lead to negative changes in a still developing brain.
Positive mental health is a key tool today’s youth have to combat the many challenges they face.
It is critical they become #mentalhealthliterate and learn to distinguish normal teenage behavior from a more serious mental disorders.
However, it is important to be aware the signs of a mental health disorders.
Brain maturation does not set in until the early 20’s.
Some adolescent behaviors are completely normal such as: attention seeking, motivation due to peer-pressure and risk-taking behavior.
Some rooms carried labels such as "kiddies who love sex," "girls 13 & up for much older men," "8-12 yo girls for older men" and "teen girls for older fat men." Many were located in chat categories titled "Schools and Education" and "Teen." In an Oct.
7 letter of agreement with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Yahoo General Counsel Michael Callahan acknowledged that "certain individuals, interested in engaging in sexual conduct with minors, have at times entered or even created chat rooms for such purposes.
It also agreed to develop education materials promoting the safe use of chat rooms.
In a statement, spokeswoman Mary Osako said Yahoo will also enhance online users' safety by restricting Yahoo Chat to users 18 and older and removing the Teen category.