Mental Health Issues & Reacting to Change in Adolescence

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Uncertainty during life’s journey is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. While we can exert some control over the twists and turns, there are plenty of outside forces capable of throwing us off track.

Unexpected personal or worldwide events, mental health, and physical wellness can all affect change in our lives, and regardless of whether or not that change is initially positive or negative, the threat of change can be enough to cause a crisis.

Some of us are able to navigate uncertainty and even thrive. For the rest of us, our reactions can include despair, denial, and worry.

Adolescents who are dealing with depression and anxiety along with mental and physical growing pains face challenges that may require specialized care.

Review our list of the best ways you and your teenager can approach mental health changes in adolescence before the upcoming school year. For additional resources on helping your teen cope, reach out to a licensed professional like Anna Marchenko, LMHC, M.A., Ed.M.

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