Nursing and Health Vol. 1(1), pp. 10 - 14
DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010102
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Mental Health Resources for At-Risk Adolescents


Amy Brackett, Nancy Duphily*
Department of Nursing , Fitchburg State University, USA

ABSTRACT

In considering the overall health of an individual, mental health plays an important role. Data from a search of the literature illustrate that for the number of children and adolescents experiencing mental health crises, resources are decidedly lacking, and many times, unavailable. The aim of this paper is to highlight the scarcity of mental health resources available for the at-risk adolescent, to address why these resources are crucial to access early on, and to discuss interventions to prevent, identify, and treat at-risk adolescents. Incorporated into this discussion is the impact of parents, peers, school, and home life as major contributors to the mental health of the adolescent.

KEYWORDS
Mental health resources, at risk adolescent, ADHD, depression, suicide, bipolar disorder

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Amy Brackett , Nancy Duphily , "Mental Health Resources for At-Risk Adolescents," Nursing and Health, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 10 - 14, 2013. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010102.

(b). APA Format:
Amy Brackett , Nancy Duphily (2013). Mental Health Resources for At-Risk Adolescents. Nursing and Health, 1(1), 10 - 14. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010102.