Being a teenager can be hard at times. A mental health professional such as a therapist, counselor, psychologist, or social worker can help by giving you a safe space to talk about your problems, teach you coping mechanisms, and help you manage your emotions better.
Anger is an emotion that is not linear and it manifests differently in each person. Many times anger also brings harmful feelings of shame or guilt shortly after we experience an anger outburst. Read more about the potential roots of anger, the function of it, and a few tips to prevent or manage it.
There is no doubt that there is a great pressure in society for young people to fit many social norms. When examining body image, many young teens are pressured to fit an ideal body image especially with the popularity of social media. It is hard not to be influenced by social media’s “ideal” body type.
Do you feel that you are treated like a child, yet expected to be an adult in challenging circumstances? Do you think unrealistic expectations are put on you to make difficult decisions during challenging times? Are those choices too scary or too overwhelming, causing you to shut down emotionally and mentally?
Millions of teenagers don’t get the mental health treatment they need. Many teens try to get help from therapists, counselors, and psychologists, but it can take almost a month to schedule an appointment. Luckily, pediatricians can around for urgent or temporary help. They can also prescribe medications to improve your life!