As society goes in the direction to being busier, always in a hurry, with people spreading themselves too thin, we are also seeing an increase in mental health issues among children. Rather than reflexively prescribing a medication and popping a pill, we need to take the time to teach our children how to cope with difficult situations. Times will be tough. That will never change. Pills won’t ever make them go away. What can help though is a good support system. Love your children unconditionally, show them by example how to deal with something that may be hard, and be there to talk when they need you to listen.
If you need some ideas on how to support the youth and their mental well-being, check out this site! It is full of information for parents, youth, and even professionals.