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Being a teenager can be tough! There are a number of different types of challenges you or your friends may be experiencing. We encourage you to reach out to a counselor for support and guidance if needed. Whether you are currently working with a counselor or not, check out our TOOLBOX below. These are tips on ways to get through these difficult times, including how to get help.

 

Depression

 

 

It’s not unusual for teenagers to experience "the blues" or feel "down in the dumps" occasionally.

There are changes taking place in your body and brain that can affect how you learn, think, and behave. If you are facing tough or stressful situations, it is normal to have emotional ups and downs. Do you want to know more about depression?

If you are feeling down, use the Lifesaver to write down supportive people and helpful activities.  

 

Grief

It’s common to experience mix of emotions such as sadness, anger, guilt, frustration, fear and anxiety that occurs whenever we experience a loss or are anticipating a loss.

 

It's very important to remember that everyone experiences grief differently. There is no specific way to feel grief.

 

Here are 4 Ways To Ease Grief

 

Relationships

Positive relationships where you feel safe and respected are good for your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health. There are some basic qualities that everyone’s list should have in common, such as respect, consent, trust, honesty, and healthy boundaries. Healthy relationships can be a source of happiness and help you to feel connected. Here are 8 signs of a healthy and unhealthy relationship. If you or a friend is in trouble you can contact the Crisis Text Line.

Anxiety

You must fill your own cup before you can pour into others. If you feel like your anxiety is becoming unbearable, that’s a sign that you need to take a break and take care of yourself. Find a self-care activity, distract yourself in the moment, or change your emotions.

 

Relaxation and Stress Management

Stress is the uncomfortable feeling you get when you’re worried, scared, angry, frustrated, or overwhelmed. You can flip the switch from being stressed to relaxed if you know how to fool your body. Utilizing a relaxation