Young people who are contemplating suicide often give warning signs of their distress. Some signs are subtle, yet some are more common and pronounced. Knowing the risk factors, recognizing the warning signs, and knowing how to respond can help prevent suicide.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, distance learning and virtual school stress has become a new type of danger to our children. They might start feeling hopeless, scared, anxious, moody, irritable, and depressed. As a parent, what steps can you make to help them cope with this change?
Many times teens experience anxiety in ways that we may pass off as “being a teen.” Teens may experience debilitating anxiety and not know that those physiological symptoms are in fact anxiety; so they may not alert you to their symptoms. Anxiety is treatable. We can help.