ERIC Number: EJ853043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Reference Count: 29
Adolescent Help-Seeking Behaviors
Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly A.
Prevention Researcher, v10 n4 p1, 3-5 2003
The teenage years can be particularly challenging due to the multitude of developmental and environmental changes that occur in tandem. It is a crucial time for mental health intervention because several behavioral and emotional difficulties increase from childhood to adolescence. The mental health of adolescents depends heavily on the ways they cope with the developmental changes they face during this transitional period. Seeking help and advice is one type of coping strategy that has been associated with better adjustment. This article discusses help-seeking in the context of adolescent coping behaviors and explores the questions of who youth turn to for help, and why some youth are unable to seek help.
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Mental Health, Adolescents, Coping, Intervention, Developmental Stages, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances, Adolescent Development, Emotional Response, Problem Solving
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