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Teen Anxiety

Most Of My Friends Have 'Evolved,' But I Feel Like I Haven't

Valeria Laura Rigo | Posted 06.08.2015 | Teen
Valeria Laura Rigo

I can't leave the country on my own or drink alcohol. My parents take me to school every day, which I am one year away from finishing. Now, maybe you are thinking to yourselves "Those must be the best years of your life" and "You have your whole life ahead of you," but truth is, I'm not so sure I do anymore.

I'm 17 With An Anxiety Disorder -- And I Deserve Better

Kamrin Baker | Posted 05.25.2015 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

I'm tired of having to walk someone through a panic attack over text. Not because I don't want to help them, but because they deserve better than "take deep breaths and think of puppies."

Parents, You Need to Help Us Manage Stress

Vedika Issrani | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Vedika Issrani

How do can adults help equip teenagers with the means to deal with the increasingly stressful situations of this day and age?

What It's Like To Be In High School With An Anxiety Disorder

Samantha Goodyear | Posted 12.06.2014 | Teen
Samantha Goodyear

My anxiety told me that I was a failure, and I would never get the grades I wanted. It told me that I was annoying and that none of my friends wanted to hang out with me. I started to believe that part of my brain.

How To Tame Normal Teen Anxiety

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Sometimes, kids just need to hear about others experiences so they cannot feel so alone and have the courage to talk to others.

What Happened When I Had An Anxiety Attack (Right Before I Met Idina Menzel)

Camryn Garrett | Posted 08.23.2014 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

I wore a press pass around my neck, tucked my shirt into my pants and smiled a whole lot at strangers. I'd seen Frozen the night before, and did my research. I was prepared. Except for the fact that I was the only teenager in the room and it was totally obvious.

'My Anxiety Does Not Define Me'

Kamrin Baker | Posted 06.08.2014 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

I want to get on everyone else's level: the common ground where we can all acknowledge that all is not lost, my anxiety does not define me and I won't be held back by it any longer.

It's Time To Throw Out Your 'Growing Up' Manual

Gabrielle Posard | Posted 05.31.2014 | Teen
Gabrielle Posard

It's time we stop waiting for the formal invite and become independent thinkers. Don't feel silly, or worse, feel like you should be studying. Take the challenge, take that breather and indulge into spring happiness.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Helping A Friend With Anxiety

Erin Whitten | Posted 05.22.2014 | Teen
Erin Whitten

Everyone has those days where they are stressed over something, whether it is a test, confrontation or even learning something new. But imagine living with that stress every single day.

Why No Teen Should Feel Alone In This World

Natasha Lerner | Posted 04.05.2014 | Teen
Natasha Lerner

That night is still a blur, but I do remember one thing clearly: that feeling of not knowing where I was going, but knowing instinctively that I had to keep going. I felt like I was ruining everything, and everyone -- including myself.


Evan Manning | Posted 04.09.2013 | Teen
Evan Manning

From the moment we step onto the high school scene, anxiety burst through our chests, restricting our breathing. It's a constant battle with our surroundings and within us.

Supporting Your Teen's Academic Success

Sandra Dupont | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Sandra Dupont

The following tips will help parents minimize their involvement and allow teens to take the lead in maximizing their own educational experience.

How To Help Your Teen Cope With Depression

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.02.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My daughter seems quite depressed. She takes it out in ways like being lazy, not wanting to do anything... sits in her room... is irrit...