If a doctor could prescribe a high school teenager something that would reduce their risk of depression, anxiety, suicide, obesity, drug and alcohol use, motor vehicle accidents, sports-related injuries, diabetes, risky sexual behaviors, migraines and immune system disorders, how eager would you be to obtain it for all students? What if this same medicine could also significantly improve their attention, learning, behavior, memory, and all-around school performance? Remarkably, such a wonder-cure does exist, has already been prescribed to all teens by the American Academy of Pediatrics , and is only waiting for us to adopt it. One of the many changes teens experience during puberty is a delayed onset of melatonin secretion, the hormone that causes nighttime sleepiness. Thus, while children and adults become sleepy between 7 p. This delay in sleep onset also causes teens to have difficulty waking up and feeling alert before 9 a.
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Youth must be willing to, and give permission in order to receive counselling services. An intake information gathering can take place over the phone. Our services are confidential and no information is released without a client's consent.
In fact, a report by Common Sense Media found that 75 percent of American teenagers have social media profiles. Social media is a daily part of life for the vast majority of teens. For many teens, social media can become almost addictive.