According to the CDC, 20% of Americans experience mental health issues annually. Diseases like major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia are becoming more common. Moreover, mental health affects people of all ages, underlining its importance as a public health issue. Thankfully, multiple treatment techniques exist, giving mental health patients a new lease on life. For example, patients may receive prescription drugs or inpatient care to combat behavioral health issues. Alternatively, other complementary medicine such as mental health counseling, peer support, and self-help plans are effective and can deliver long-lasting results.
Teenage substance abuse is one of the major problems affecting society today. Most teenagers engage in drugs and substance abuse at a young age, thus negatively impacting their lives. Furthermore, most teenagers do not know drug and substance abuse's health and safety risks. Thus, parents and guardians should educate their children on the negative consequences of drugs and substance abuse. Children usually take drugs for multiple reasons, such as peer pressure, curiosity, and the need to fit in a specific social structure.