Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Mental Health

 

February 10, 2022



Growing up, I was always an outgoing and friendly child and I loved speaking in public and to others. Now, I barely enjoy talking to people, I prefer to be alone, and I don't hang out with my friends like I should. Mental health is an important yet rarely discussed topic among black young teens. Most black teenagers undergo a mental illness in their teenage years but only 9% of those illnesses go treated or discussed. Many black teens don't feel comfortable seeking help or cannot afford it. Some common illnesses among us are anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. Now, these all may sound...



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