Teens and Self-Esteem

One in five teens involved in a serious relationship report some form of physical abuse, and one in four teenage girls say they were pressured by their partner to engage in sexual activities against their will.   But abuse is not the only destructive force that yields feelings of self-disgust, condemnation and worthlessness.  With perceptions of the ideal body image relentlessly perpetuated in the television and movie industries, along with the rapid deterioration of supportive family units, teens are feeling more inadequate, lonely and rejected than ever.


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