Updated: Oct 30, 2020
Though many people assume that all teenagers these days are in some sort of therapy or another, however, that is a dangerous over exaggeration. In fact the numbers are under 20%, and with things such as social media often thrown under the bus as the obvious cause of mental disorders such as anxiety or depression, the assumption is that these are the sorts of things that can be solved easily by the adolescent in question. This is a very dangerous mindset to propagate. The mixture of outside stresses, often mainly school, and the fact that teens brains are not yet set, means that the myth that most mental illnesses are “your own fault” and “that if you really try, you just will stop being depressed and/or anxiety” leads the horrible feedback cycles where teens feel responsible and guilty for their own brain chemistry.