Anxiety feels like an epidemic. It’s one of the most common mental health concerns for both children and adults.
Up to 20% of children and teenagers will experience anxiety!
It’s perfectly normal for anyone to experience anxiety occasionally. It serves a purpose by putting us on high alert, protecting us from danger. Small doses of anxiety can be helpful, but when your child is worrying, avoiding activities they usually love, or is upset about going to school because they’re worried, anxiety has become a problem.
How do you know when kids are anxious?
Anxious kids are often very compliant and well behaved children, so it can be easy to miss that they’re struggling on the inside. Unfortunately anxiety can lead to depression, increased risk of substance abuse, and missed social and career opportunities.
To make it even harder to recognize, children typically won’t label how they’re feeling as anxiety!
It’s hard for them to equate their symptoms as being nervous or anxious. Instead they might describe it as:
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