Anxiety, Depression, & Self-Esteem
Being a teen is not always easy. A teen is somewhere between a child and an adult, and gets treated as both (usually at the wrong time).
Adolescence is a time of physical, emotional, intellectual, and social change. With that change comes stress and anxiety, but most of these feelings change frequently.
See our Finding a Therapist article.
Project Safety Net - Frequently Asked Questions
Teen Group for people 14-18 years old trying to cope, succeed or handle stress. At PAMF in the Palo Alto Center on Wednesdays at 4 PM. Call 650-853-4726 for more information.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction apps for teens/families:
Calm : there is a free version or paid version ($39.99 annual subscription)
Smiling Mind (free)
Take a Chill ($1.99)
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Written By: Teens participating in the Summer Wellness Programs
Reviewed By: Nancy Brown, Ph.D.
Last Reviewed: April 2016
If a teen stays depressed or anxious for more than a few weeks, or even when there is not an obvious cause of the emotion, it is time to get help. Call a counselor or doctor for support. No one should deal with intense emotions alone.