Dealing With Anxiety and Depression In Teen Years

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Teen years can be tough and it’s perfectly normal to feel sad or irritable every now and then, but if these feels don’t go away or become so intense you can’t handle them, you may be suffering from depression.

Depression can change the way you think, feel, or function in your daily life. You may feel hopeless and helpless and it may seem like no one understands. But depression is far more common than you may think. You are not alone in your depression and you are not a hopeless case. 

Even more common than depression is anxiety. Child Mind Institutes 2015 Children’s Mental Health report found that of all emotional disorders, anxiety is by far the most common in children, yet 80% of children with anxiety are not getting treatment for it, putting them at risk for misbehaving, social phobia, separation anxiety, and depression. When untreated it becomes more intense in teen years. 

Anxiety and Depression can be isolating. You can feel very lonely, feel like no one understands, and resistant to talk to others. There are things you can do to help you start to regain your balance and feel more positive, energetic, and hopeful again. 

Aimee Campbell is offering a Teen Stress, Anxiety, and Depression group. In this group, participants will support each other, build healthy coping skills, explore relationships skills, and build emotional intelligence. Groups will meet on Tuesdays. The group begins in a couple of weeks. $30 per group session and if your teen is covered by health insurance, insurance may cover the fee. Aimee will be conducting a brief information session with teenagers and their parents interested in the group. To reserve your spot you must schedule your information session within the next week. The group is limited so don’t wait. 806-382-5822 or acampbellcounseling@gmail.com.

A CAMPBELL COUNSELING 
AIMEE CAMPBELL, LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR 
3014 SW 26th Suite 4000
806-382-5822 
ACAMPBELLCOUNSELING.COM 
 

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