Whenever the words ‘youngsters’, or ‘adolescents’ or teens are mentioned most of us picture youthful faces that are full of life, brimming with infectious energy, starry eyes that harbour many dreams and an attitude that is ready to face the world. With such an image in the mind it is disheartening to hear cases of depression among the youth along with reports of suicide.

Alarming number of youth has been reported to turn to drugs, addictions, pilfering and other such illegal activities that belittle their age. Add to that, the staggering number of young adults is suffering from lifestyle diseases at such vulnerable age. In these cases, wellness coaching is of great importance as the experts can understand the patients and help them get back to life.

To help the young preserve their youthfulness and live life with the right attitude and mindset they need a guide. Apart from family and friends they can approach wellness coaching too. Such wellness coaches are qualified to understand exactly the reason for a person’s particular condition and can help achieve mental wellbeing as well as stability that the young are looking for.

It makes one wonder that where has the youth from those young disappeared! What is making them commit such actions beyond their years? They are falling prey to diseases, suffering and pressures while they have just crossed the threshold into the big bad world.

The reasons for the youth losing their innocence and maturing way beyond their age are many. There are a lot of factors that could be held responsible. Today the levels of competitiveness and pressure to excel have taken gigantic proportions and the young are often shrinking under the weight of expectations and pressure to perform and do well. Add to that, it is the social networking domain where youngsters want to always show a perfect image, the perfect figure, perfect wardrobe, perfect lifestyle and perfect social life. Often to achieve that perfect social network image these youngsters are taking drastic steps or going out of their means and getting into bad company or falling prey to bad habits. Apart from parental and societal pressure negatively affecting the young population, the realisation that the world is not as ideal as they thought it to be and things do not happen easily without struggling makes them lose their confidence and optimism. Whatever the causative reason be, the youngsters are quick to resort to drastic steps like heavy medication, self loathing, which could lead to conditions like bulimia, anemia, depression and even suicide.

The key is to help the young identify that something is amiss with them and coach them to face their demons head-on, with the right frame of mind. This is to ensure that the youthful nature of the young is not lost.

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