Problems That Young People Face Essay

966 Words May 19th, 2013 4 Pages
Jarron Brind

Young people's issues essay

Youths these days have a lot of problems dealing with stress, depression, family issues and a lot more, most of the problems that cause stress are in school and college. Young people's lives can be complicated and affected by many issues which can impact on their well-being.
The stress of school life, particularly at exam times, can be hard to manage and can lead some people to feel very anxious and over loaded. Teenagers are aware that they need to get good grades if they want to go to college or get a job but this can be hard if there are other things going on for them like problems at home or maybe at school, such as bullying and alienation. I think this could make young people feel very
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I have read that one thing that teenagers sometimes do under stress is grind their teeth and this can cause damage to their teeth and very bad headaches. If stress gets really bad then some teenagers might start to use pills and drugs to cope with it or get hold of alcohol so that they don't have to think about their problems. This can happen with peer pressure too and can be a problem that affects the young person's future as it can take a long time to break the habits.

It is very common for parents to split up nowadays and I think this can be very stressful for children because they have to cope with things being different at home and it might be uncomfortable or they might have to split their time between two different houses when they don't really want to. This can seem very unfair but often teenagers won't be able to choose what happens, I think this is very hard for them. Studies suggest that children from divorced families are more likely to exhibit behavioural issues than those from families where the parents don't split up, although this is not always the case. I think that sometimes it is better than living with parents who are unhappy or arguing a lot because that is very stressful for the young person as well.
There might be other problems at home like someone else being ill. Some children have to look after relatives, they would be called a 'young carer'. This is a big responsibility for a young person and it takes away their freedom and…

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