Teenager – Know the Warning Signs

A certain amount of change may be normal during the teen years, but too drastic or long-lasting a switch in personality or behavior may signal real trouble — the kind that needs professional help. Watch for one or more of these warning signs:

extreme weight gain or loss

sleep problems

rapid, drastic changes in personality

sudden change in friends

skipping school continually
falling grades

talk or even jokes about suicide

signs of tobacco, alcohol, or drug use

run-ins with the law

Understanding the Teen Years

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