By: Natalie Light//Period 3//Yellow Layer
HOW TO HELP WITH ANXIETY
**Make sure you get plenty of sleep, exercise, and connect with others, such as parents, friends, or guardians. Eating healthy will help improve your mood too, helping you concentrate better as well. Pay attention to the positive things, not the negative, and connect with the outside world. Going on a nature walk, hiking, sightseeing, all of this will help you cope better and put you in a positive mood.
WHY ARE TEENS MORE STRESSED THAN EVER BEFORE??
TODAY, MORE TEENS STAY IN SCHOOL LONGER, COME FROM HOMES WITH DIVORCED PARENTS, AND ARE MUCH MORE AVAILABLE AND ACCESSIBLE TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL THAN EVER BEFORE. ALL OF THESE HELP CONTRIBUTE AND HELP PLAY THIS ROLE IN OUR SOCIETY.
Phobias are not just simple fears, they can be very intense and very and cause feelings of panic that lead to avoidance of an event. Teens can become so stressed out, that they end up skipping school , for example before presenting in front of a class, they can have a serious feeling of this anxiety and wish or grant to avoid the situation, rather than face it for themselves.
Anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the United States. Nearly 10% of teens, and 40% of adults suffer from a certain disorder relative to anxiety. Only 1 in 5 teens receive the help they need, while 2/3 of adults do not receive any treatment either.
Anxiety affects not only their mental stage, but their physical stage as well. Shortness of breath, shaking, nausea, headaches, rapid heartbeats, dizzy spells, and more are a few symptoms that can be shown that are effective. They can make people become very tired, moody, and angry/upset also.
Anxiety have many different variations including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobias, and obsessive compulsive disorder, and each one of these have something similar about them that's triggered, although they're very different at the same time.
Anxiety is something nearly everyone has faced, though women are more susceptible to it. Anxiety disorders are mainly caused from environmental stress, or traumatic life events, but anyone can become involved or stuck with this illness.
80 percent of teens with an anxiety disorder and 60 percent of teens with depression are not getting the treatment that they need. Kids who suffer from shyness, nervousness, and avoidance of places or events, can't keep living like this and having to face this type of fear without any help or guidance.
VIDEO CLIP TO HELP TEEN STRESS/ANXIETY