Do you ever wish that therapy was mandatory for teenagers?

United States
March 30, 2007 9:13pm CST
I sometimes wish that therapy was a mandatory thing for teenagers. It is so difficult to get through to them and I often wonder if seeing a therapist would help give them another perspective. I know a lot of people feel that teens are better able to hear from their own peer group but I'm not sure that is a good idea. What do you think? Would a mandatory one year therapy be helpful to teens? Say it was part of their curiculum in school for graduation.
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
31 Mar 07
I'm not sure if mandatory therapy would help everyone. Some teens get through just fine. Others can't really relate to a therapist or don't want to open up. You can't force someone to open up if they don't want to. However, I do think it should be easier for teens to get therapy if they want it. Maybe it could be available through the school like it is on college campuses, and without parental consent needed. Teens probably wouldn't want to ask their parents if they could go to therapy, even if they knew they needed to go.