Youth Violence is the third leading cause of death in the United States, it has become a public Heath problem.
What cause Youth Violence? There are many factors including: prior history of violence, drugs, alcohol or tobacco use, making friends with the wrong people, problems within the family, bad grades and poverty.
The things that seem to tie all of these factors together, are feelings of no control and feeling like they have no support system. One thing that can be guaranteed, is that if teens and adolescence don’t have have positive influences in their lives, they will look for the only support that they can find, and that often turns out badly in the long run for the teen and their families. The most important thing to remember is that there is always help, even in the most helpless situations.
Whether you find support in a friend, a family member, church, a teen group etc. just know that at least one person always supports you. Whether or not you know it, someone loves you. I love you. You are never truly alone. Stay strong.
Melanie is just an ordinary girl, living an extraordinary life. She has Spina Bifida, which caused her to be born paralyzed from the waist down, she has had twenty-three surgeries, but she has never let that stop her from achieving her dreams. Melanie was a psychology major, before being forced to drop out due to medical issues, as devastating as that was, she picked herself back up and decided to pursue her dream of being an author, she is currently working on her first small book called “Befuddled Societies guide to Spina Bifida,” which will be out in a few weeks, hopefully. Melanie also suffers from anxiety and depression, and that’s the reason she wants to help others going through the same thing – because she knows how it feels to feel all alone.
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