Teen Mental Health
Teen Mental Health Resources in San Jose & Los Gatos, CA
It is estimated that one in seven 10-19-year-olds struggle with their mental health. Environmental, social, and emotional factors can contribute to a teen’s ability to learn how to cope, problem-solve, and manage emotions through daily life activities and events. Teens need to be surrounded by a support system and have access to help when it is warranted.
Types of mental illness common in teens
There are many mental health concerns in the US today. For teens, the most common mental illnesses include but are not limited to:
- Anxiety. The excessive worry about everyday activities.
- Social Phobias. The severe feeling of self-consciousness and insecurity in specific social settings.
- Depression. The persistent feeling of sadness, anxiety, and/or emptiness.
For most teens, one of the most common signs of a mental health issue is a decline in grades at school. Distancing oneself from friends and participating in activities they used to enjoy, is another sign of mental health concerns. Mental health issues in teens are preventable, however, these things happen and are very common.
You don’t have to struggle with the difficult process with your teen alone when there’s help right here in Los Gatos / San Jose. Reach out to us and schedule an appointment, and let’s get your teen some assistance with Dr. Sarbani Maitra.
Take the first step toward a better life
Help and hope are here. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step toward reclaiming control of your life.
Dr. Sarbani Maitra,
Meet Dr. Maitra
Sarbani Maitra, MD is a board eligible psychiatrist. She has a Bachelors in Science from Tennessee Technological University in Chemistry leading up to her doctorate of medicine from the American University of the Caribbean Medical School. She then went on to gain clinical experience at Queen’s Hospital (erstwhile Old Church Hospital), London U.K. for a period of three years. She pursued her residency in Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee after working in research on women’s health issues at the Center of Women’s Health and Research. Dr Maitra has extensive experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings managing patients across the spectrum with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and patients struggling with substance use disorders. She believes in an integrated approach to mental health which includes the biopsychosocial approach. [Read More]