Mental Health Disorders in Young Adults

More than half of the mental health disorders will begin by the age of 14 and 75 % by the age of 24. At some point in their lives, half of all adolescents will have experienced a mental health disorder.  

Early detection is important because it combats future health and mental well being. Mental Illness is treatable and should be done as early as possible.

Nearly one-third of youth will have experienced an anxiety disorder.  An anxiety disorder is being nervous or uneasy. All of these symptoms are at an extreme level and come on at a moments notice. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, some include generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety, and panic disorder.

Feeling down from time to time is a normal feeling. In high school, bodies go through major changes and it can cause stress.  

3.1 million young people ages from 12-17 deal with periods of major depression.

Some symptoms of depression include:

  • having trouble with school work,

  • not enjoying activities you once enjoyed,

  • anger and rage,

  • suicidal thoughts or actions,

  • changes in sleeping or eating habits,

  • and restlessness and agitation are just some.

If you have thoughts of suicide please reach out to a friend or call 1-800-273-TALK.

Remember if you don’t feel right or you feel someone is acting out of character get help sooner rather than later. Reach out to a friend or family to tell them what you are experiencing or what you have observed or to just talk.

You can find more information at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/timetotalk