When erratic teenage behavior means something more

Mental health challenges are a serious — and growing — problem for teenagers

Published June 16, 2018 8:00PM (EDT)

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This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News.

Mary Rose O’Leary has shepherded three children into adulthood, and teaches art and music to middle-school students.

Despite her extensive personal and professional experience with teens, the Eagle Rock, Calif., resident admits she’s often perplexed by their behavior.

“Even if you have normal kids, you’re constantly questioning, ‘Is this normal?’” says O’Leary, 61.

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