But government statistics suggest that a substantial number struggle emotionally. Among Asian American high school students, 29 percent have reported feeling “sad or hopeless” for at least two weeks in a row during the past year, enough to interfere with their daily lives, according to a recent national youth survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That figure is slightly higher than that of teens from all racial groups, 28 percent. With suicidal thoughts, the gap widens. When the CDC asked Asian American students if they had seriously considered suicide during the past year, 19 percent answered yes, compared to 16 percent of all high school students.
This month a Rand study that followed 3,400 people from seventh grade through age 23 reported that those who had three or more drinks within the past year, or any drink in the past month, were likelier to use nicotine and illegal drugs, to have stolen items within the past year and to have problems in school. In a report issued last December, the American Medical Association found that teen drinking -- not bingeing, just drinking -- can seriously damage growth processes of the brain and that such damage "can be long term and irreversible." The AMA warned that "short term or moderate drinking impairs learning and memory far more in youth than in adults" and that "adolescents need only drink half as much to suffer the same negative effects." This exhaustive study concluded that teen drinkers "perform worse in school, are more likely to fall behind and have an increased risk of social problems, depression, suicidal thoughts and
Teenage Drinking in School On a beautiful Wednesday morning, February 16, 2011, six students were binge drinking long before the lunch recess. Apparently, this “drinking party” took place on school ground, during school hours. One of the students videotaped an intoxicated 15-year-old girl who was later found unconscious. These six students were subsequently arrested. One of which was a transfer student on his first day at his new school.
In 2010 according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, “three quarters (75.9 percent) of youths aged 12 to 17 reported having seen or heard drug or alcohol prevention messages from sources outside of school, lower than in 2002 (83.2 percent). The percentage of school-enrolled youths reporting that they had seen or heard prevention messages at school also declined during this period, from 78.8 to 75.4 percent” (SAMHSA, 2011). This shows that there is a dramatic decrease in the amount of teenagers who receive preventive services either at home or in school. In recent years teens were provided with information mainly focusing on the dangers of illegal drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, and steroids and rarely on drugs that are widespread within the proximity of adolescents. Schools and parents do not emphasize enough that the abuse of prescription drugs produces the same destructive and dangerous effects as those that are illegal.
141007 R41 John Recabar Profile of a depressed Anna I was depressed earlier this year. Coming from a family that has a history with mental disorder - my sister’s bipolar - it didn’t come as a shock for me to be plagued by the same mental warfare that my sister underwent. My experience with depression was a brief one, having experienced it for only a lengthy week. Anna however, has been battling clinical depression for almost eight years now. Anna has been battling depression since she was ten, although she was only professionally diagnosed when she was a mere fifteen year old.
Statistically speaking the numbers of gangs and drug abusers of teens, in the areas we have centres in, have mammothly decreased. Further research, that concluded in January this year, indicated that the children who confide in our charity, who come of the streets and were involved in gangs, that their grades at school had increased a sufficient amount. YMCA helped numberous amount of children to become doctors or accountants where as without our help they would be working in a fast food court or selling themselves for drugs. If the YMCA was to be closed, as proposed in your “statement”, the community would consequently suffer and the teens that would approach this charity and helpline would be without support and would often be forced to carry on with life, which wouldn’t be much of a life at all, i wouldn’t wish the life on anyone not even my greatest foe. Our charity (YMCA) is unique, without it millions of children would not have support,education they desperately need or the social and physical abilities that would make them successful in
Rosie Anaya, a student in college wrote an essay last year about the physiological problems that affect our college students called, The Best Kept Secret on Campus. These problems can range from anxiety to depression to acute bipolar disorder. She talks about the staggering numbers of students with these problems and the lack of help from the universities. In this essay she states that a 2008 study found that “62% of students have experienced feelings of hopelessness, nearly 90% have felt overwhelmed or emotionally exhausted, nearly 50% have been so depressed they have trouble functioning, 15% have been formally diagnosed with depression and almost 10% contemplated suicide. These numbers are surprisingly high; however a vast majority of students are not receiving the help they need to deal with these major disabilities.
Make 18 the Age to Drink Many people begin experimenting with alcohol in their early teenage years. During these experimental times all of the users are underage. This underage drinking has become a major problem in America’s schools throughout the nation. If the drinking age was lowered to eighteen there would be fewer incidents where students get caught with alcohol and receive minor in possessions charges, drinking wouldn’t seem as appealing if it were legal, and if an eighteen year old can be drafted and risk his life for this country he or she should be allowed to have a drink at the end of the day. Lowering the drinking age from twenty-one to eighteen would lower the amount of alcohol related tickets, make drinking less appealing, and give young soldiers have an easy way to relax and help them cope with what they have seen at war.
Introduction In the United States, school shootings seem to occur more than ever in the last two decades. Before many of the newer generations were born, students and their parents never had to worry about whether or not someone would attack a school; however, it seems as if certain people in society find joy in committing violent acts, especially in a school environment. Between 1996 and 2012, the United States has had a total of 41 school shootings (Statistic Brain Research Institute, 2013). School safety is a major concern for each student and their parents, but how can we achieve this safety, as well as keep children focused on their academics? Before dealing with their education and how they’ll become successful, we must analyze how we
This breaks down to seven texts “every waking hour,” or roughly one every 8 1/2 minutes. This report shows that most of the time teenagers prefer texting with their friends and family. This makes people think that those teenagers are anti social and this is not a really good thing. People also believe that being anti-social will make teenagers lose their instinct of showing their emotions to other people. In the past, the media has shown an essay of a teenager.