How to Help Teens Manage Their Anxiety

How to Help Teens Manage Their Anxiety

It has been reported that numerous high school and college students are dealing with forms of severe anxiety. The higher counts of anxiety have been contributed to adolescence feeling unsafe at home or other environments. In order to help adolescences dealing with their anxiety one should not allow them to avoid what causes them fear. Instead discover ways to cope with it. Have teens make a plan, let them try to solve the problems on their own, and seek professional help if their anxiety causes physical changes in them. These ways can greatly help them deal with their anxiety.

Key Takeaways:

  • Anxiety in adolescents is now the most common reason college students request counseling services.
  • Some parents do too much for their child, short-term accommodations are necessary, but there has to be a plan for long-term growth.
  • If the anxiety is limiting the things they have to do or want to do, it might be time to seek professional help.

“Hospital admissions for suicide attempts have doubled in the last decade, and Times describes in-patient facilities for severely anxious teens.”

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