The stress and pressure that is placed on today’s youth put them at risk for a variety of mental health disorders including: depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-harm, eating disorders and more.
Additionally, drug and alcohol abuse in the teenage years can lead to negative changes in a still developing brain.
Fortunately, anxiety disorders typically respond well to treatment.
The Tribe offers its OCD support group members a place to share stories, encouragement and friendship.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect 40 million Americans a year.
And if left untreated can lead to serious physical illness as well.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a brain disorder that affects more than 2% of the population (1 out of 40 people).
Individuals with OCD perform excessive and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) in order to provide temporarily relief from the stress brought on by an unwanted thought or feeling (obsession).