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Anxiety is a feeling, not a personality

Anxiety is something that happens, not something you are.

Anxiety doesn't define you. It's a feeling - it will come, but it will always go, and it's as human as having a heartbeat.

Anxiety can be tough for anyone to deal with, but add in the whirlwind of changes that come with adolescence, and anxiety can feel like an intrusive mind hog that spends way too much time squeezing, surprising and overwhelming anyone it lands on.

Anxiety has absolutely nothing to do with strength, character or courage. People with anxiety will be some of the strongest, most likable, bravest people any of us will know. Anxiety and courage always exist together.

If anxiety is making a menace of itself, the good news is that there are ways to take it back. First though, it's important to understand the telltale signs of anxiety and where they come from. When you understand this, anxiety will start to lose the power that comes from its mystery and its unpredictability.

Anxiety is so common.

On average, about 1 in 5 young people have anxiety. Without a doubt, someone you know or care about will also struggle with anxiety from time to time. Stats don't lie. They don't gossip and they don't start scandals either, which is why they're so reliable.

READ the FULL ARTICLE "Anxiety in Teens- How To Help A Teenager Deal With Anxiety" to learn more about common signs of anxiety, regarding thoughts,

feelings, physical reactions and behaviors.You will also learn practical, powerful ways to help manage anxiety. This is a GREAT article. Check it out, you will be glad you did!

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MISSION: To promote the healthy development of the children of Mifflin County and to prevent juvenile delinquency, violence by and among children, teen pregnancy, truancy, school dropouts, substance abuse and undesirable actions and attitudes that may be harmful to youth.

VISION: Because of community-wide collaboration, Mifflin County will have safe, caring and drug-free neighborhoods for all children.