Take a moment to listen to Jessica Bass, LCPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC, NCC, For All Seasons Clinical Director, as she explains how to think differently about the role anxiety plays in your life.
Anxiety has a sneaky way of trying to take control of your life. You can recognize anxiety as a part of who you are, without letting it be in the driver's seat. There are many parts to your identity, and you can access those parts that benefit you in difficult moments such as your confidence and courage.
Resource for Parents: I AM NOT MY ANXIETY DISCUSSION GUIDE
Talking about your feelings of anxiety can put things into perspective and help those you trust to support you when your anxiety feels overwhelming.
Starting and continuing conversations about anxiety — and mental health in general — can be hard, though.
Download this discussion starters guide on the resource above to begin and continue conversations about anxiety and mental health with your teen.
Resource for Teens: CHALLENGING SELF-TALK
This resource specifically addresses negative self-talk which is one-way anxiety can present itself and keep you down. Watch this short video to learn how it happens, and some simple steps to taking back the control that anxiety may hold over your life.
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