Adolescents, defined as children and teenagers from ages 10-19, are among the biggest group of people at risk in the United States for disease, substance abuse, relationship violence and mental health conditions. However, a number of these problems can be easily prevented ––and if they have already begun to occur –– easily treated. This series of images gives a deep look into the risk factors adolescents in the United States face and the consequences that can happen if they are inflicted with them.
EAST LANSING– East Lansing High School administrators are taking decisive action on mental and emotional health in the wake of the two students who recently died by suicide. The high school consulted Michigan State Counseling Services about how to move forward. Additionally, the high school recruited Ele’s Place, a non-profit that offers emotional support to grieving children and families, to offer six weeks of counseling and intervention to students. Ele’s Place and Michigan State Counseling Services both declined to comment. Principal Coby Fletcher outlined his intentions moving forward in a letter to parents Feb.