Students in good mental health:
- Have a positive attitude and look forward to the challenges of life
- Feel good about themselves and others
- Act responsibly in their relationships at home, at school, and at work
Students may experience personal/social problems that may affect their mental health during the high school years. Increasingly, problems such as substance abuse, pregnancy, eating disorders, depression, and even suicide are very real threats to teenagers.
Parents can provide an open environment by keeping lines of communication free, observing moods and behavior, and knowing when to seek outside guidance.