Who Needs Therapy? Treating Psychological Problems

(DVD) 2008, Grades 7 -12, 19 minutes, Closed-Captioned, HRM This video answers many common questions that teens may have about mental health treatment. What is therapy? What kinds of therapy are available? How do I know if I need therapy? In the video, several adolescent therapists address these and other questions. Various teens with common issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse and bullying speak on camera about their experiences with therapy. Provides viewers with guidelines for recognizing if they need intervention, signs like persistent negative feelings, realizing that your life is off track, experiencing a traumatic event such as the death of a loved one and worries that you might have a psychological disorder. Program also explores how to choose a therapist and what kind of therapist to choose. The video’s message is clear: seeking therapy is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of bravery and courage for those who choose to address issues that may be holding them back. Part of Curriculum in a Box: Mental Health.

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