Wellbeing needs work, and for teenagers in secondary school or college, the mental and social aspects are often the most challenging.
The part of our brains that contributes to personality development continues to develop until the early to mid 20s, so the processes that this area of the brain handles can change dramatically during the teenage years. These include social cognition, self-regulation, cognitive control and emotional regulation.
Fortunately, these processes are potentially open to conscious adaptation. Understanding, trying out and practising this adaptability can help teenagers to achieve more positive outcomes in the day-to-day life challenges they face.