Like every other human being, children and adolescents also go through emotional distress in their day to day lives. Their way of expressing and communicating it might be very different. During the adolescence period, individuals inevitably face psychological and biological changes. Forming an identity, parental expectations, societal expectations and managing the influence of peers are also very challenging things for some young people. These changes combined with the stresses and demands of life lead many young people to become delusional, overwhelmed and unable to cope. Children and adolescents due to lack of knowledge take up stress reduction strategies such as drug and alcohol use which runs the risk of developing into substance abuse behaviors. This is very natural among children these days as they typically take risks and experiment with new things.
Seeking professional help in the form of counseling can be useful but is limited to a prescribed relationship often with a one way focus on personal disclosure, problem- solving and challenging self-destructive thought process. The main thing over which the self-development of the children depends is their relationship with their respective counselors. Children and adolescents restrict to open up with strangers and talk about their problems or their goals and vision towards life. The counselors usually talks to the child’s parents and other family members to know about them in the initial stage. The counselor even talks to the teachers or school counselors of the child if required.