Some may mistakenly believe that being a teenager is the most carefree period of one’s life. But sadly, it’s far from reality, as far as the 2013 survey from APA is concerned. The teenage years involve a lot of stressful matters, ranging from simple peer pressure to academics, to post-school issues, such as college.Continue Reading "Teenage Stress: How To Keep It In Check"
Modern youth do so much in their life, most of it being schoolwork. However, that hectic lifestyle contributes to 8% of the adolescent population being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Stress can wreak havoc on a teen’s mental and physical health, much like with everyone else. It only gets worse when the year-end comes around and with an avalanche of projects, activities, and exams, which earned the moniker “hell week.” Alarmingly, teens report higher levels of stress than adults, which shouldn’t be the case.Continue Reading "Ten Effective Stress-Busters For Teens"
We all can agree that in this generation, kids nowadays are adventurous, self-driven, adaptive, and very motivated. It is as if they already know what to do with their lives because they usually base everything on their experience. Most of the times, they are critical thinkers and are detail-oriented. However, there is no perfection, as…Continue Reading “Therapist Points Out The Issues Of The Youth”
Children and adolescents can become anxious, and experience worries or fear when a severe situation calls for it. These are common feelings when faced with uncertainty or discomfort. But some children or even adolescents have an overwhelming fear or anxiety that makes it difficult for them to deal with from day to day. With modern knowledge, anxiety disorders can now be treated. “If your anxiety feels overwhelming or difficult to manage, consider seeking mental health services, as professional treatment for anxiety can be very effective for many people,” suggests Jennifer Sweeton Psy.D.Continue Reading "Anxiety Disorders In Children And Adolescents"
Online therapy is a new form of counseling that not only adults but also teenagers are looking into – and for a valid reason. “Since you will be attending therapy sessions online in the comfort of your own home, you can often schedule your therapy sessions for times that are the most convenient for you,” said Kendra Cherry, MS. After all, the age range of youngsters who develop depression or anxiety continues to expand, but how people think about others who obtain psychological help has not changed much in some places. The troubled kids tend to feel more isolated, especially when the bullies figure out their issues and use it to make fun of them. Thus, the situation may not become tensed at all if the only folks who know about the mental health problem are the adolescent, their family, and the online therapist.Continue Reading "Social Norms That Are Worth Breaking Early"
“You are so lucky to be born when life is easy, and your family can give you everything you want.” Isn’t that a comment that a lot of Millennials often have to put up with while growing up? I was once a teenager myself – a part of the so-called Generation X. I was 5…Continue Reading “How To Avoid Letting Depression Overthrow Your Future”
It is extremely rare to meet a teenager who never went through the awkward stage. That usually happens during puberty when your body goes through a series of physical changes due to hormones. The boys’ voice cracks before it deepens, thus causing them not to want to talk much until the transformation is complete. The…Continue Reading “Helping Yourself Cope With Social Anxiety Disorder”
Going through adolescence is not a simple walk in the park for girls. Your parents expect you to know the wrong choices from the right ones. They want you to excel at school, do your chores at home, and possibly get a job in the summer. Then, there are the aspects of finding real friends,…Continue Reading “Why Teenage Pregnancy Became Prevalent In The Past”
A child who used to love being the center of their parents’ attention changes during adolescence. When the mom asks where you are going in the middle of the night, you might say you will attend a group study even though you are actually going to a friend’s party. When the dad wants you to…Continue Reading “Parental Obligations That Teens Need To Accept”