Adolescence is often a time of upheaval. Many changes occur during this developmental period and teens are often confronted with a number of stressors including peer pressure, increased academic expectations, social pressures, and bullying. It can also be a time of questioning and some teens may start to explore aspects of their identity or start worrying about their future. When all the changes and stressors overwhelm a teen’s coping skills, they may be vulnerable to:
- Self harm and suicidal ideation
- Drug and alcohol use
- Engagement in risky behaviours
Dr. Morris can help teens to expand their coping skills and find effective solutions to the problems they are encountering.