Mental Health Crisis In Our Youths

How you can help your child

Mental Health Crisis In Our Youths

How you can help your child

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Houston, TX – The U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has issued a public health advisory concerning the mental health challenges facing today’s youth.

Depression and Anxiety in Youth has Doubled Since 2019

Since 2019, depression and anxiety have doubled among our youth, and there is an indication of increased negative emotions, impulsive behaviors, and irritability. These behaviors are often associated with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Earlier this year, emergency room visits in the United States showed that the number of suicide attempts among adolescent girls was 51% higher than in early 2019. Among adolescent boys, the number of suicide attempts was 4% higher than in early 2019. Any healthcare professional or parent cannot overlook these astounding statics; our adolescents’ mental health is in crisis.

Mental Health is Treatable

According to Murthy, “Mental health challenges in children, adolescents, and young adults are real, and they are widespread. But most importantly, they are treatable and often preventable.”

J. Flowers Health Institute, located in Houston, offers counseling and holistic health approaches to help adolescents understand the underlying reasons for behavioral, emotional, academic, social, vocational, and functional issues. Using scientific, social, medical, and observational strategies, the staff will clarify diagnostic issues and provide new or elaborated information to enhance treatment, academic, vocational, and other types of life planning.

What You Can Do for Your Child

“Often, parents are aware something is different about their child, but they are not able to pinpoint the problem. One of the best things a parent can do is be aware of what their children are watching, whether it is television, social media, or online games, know who their friends are, and monitor their behaviors. Speak with your children about what they are feeling and discuss those emotions,” stated Arti Patel, LCSW-S, a J. Flowers therapist who works with adolescents.

If your child exhibits signs of depression, anxiety, or suicidal tendencies, now is the time to help them. Contact J. Flowers Health Institute at 713-783-6655 or visit www.jflowershealth.com for more information about comprehensive diagnostic techniques and how they can assist with addiction treatment, cognitive disorder diagnosis, and more.

About J. Flowers Health Institute

J. Flowers Health Institute is a free-standing healthcare facility that delivers unparalleled concierge healthcare to executives, high-profile individuals, young adults, adolescents, and those with complex conditions. Our Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation Program uncovers the true source of any health issue and illuminates the most effective path to optimal wellness. The timeliness of our reports and diagnostic impressions allows the next appropriate level of care to begin promptly with a broad and deep understanding of the individual’s health and wellness.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts collaborates to deliver the future of whole-person health. We select the best providers and protocols from Western medicine, holistic health, integrative nutrition, sports medicine, and more that will help our clients reach optimal health. Our team’s coordination and collaboration offer each client a full continuum of concierge care as appropriate for their unique circumstances.

Every client receives one-on-one support and personalized care. Our high-end medical facilities, access to the world’s largest medical campus, and private partnerships with exquisite hotels and spas ensure that we deliver an exceptional experience for every client. No detail is ever left to chance. Clients of J. Flowers Health Institute focus and heal in discreet comfort.