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What is mental health?
Mental health is a part of your overall health. It's about how you feel, think, and behave; how you cope with the ups and downs of everyday life; how you feel about yourself and your life; how you see yourself and your future; how stress affects you; how you deal with negative things that happen in your life; your self-esteem or confidence.
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Online resources to help with anxiety--for kids, teens and young adults
The Anxiety Workbook for Teens by If you feel anxious most of the time, you're not alone. About one in three people your age struggles with feelings of worry, fear, and panic. And the scary thing is, if you don't find a way to cope with anxiety, it can get worse as you get older. The good news is that there are a lot of effective techniques you can use, both on your own and with the help of a counselor, to reduce your feelings of anxiety and learn how to keep them from taking over your life. This workbook offers a set of simple activities you can do to make it happen.'The Anxiety Workbook for Teens' will show you how to deal with the day-to-day challenges of anxiety. It will help you develop a positive self-image and recognize your anxious thoughts. The workbook also includes resources for seeking additional help and support if you decide you need it. What are you waiting for? Don't spend another minute paralyzed by anxiety.
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Helping Your Anxious Child by Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But 10 percent of children have excessive fears and worries-phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder-that can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child suffers from any of these forms of anxiety, the program in this book offers practical, scientifically proven tools that can help
Publication Date: 2008-12-03
If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder by This book is an essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by an anxiety disorder. By bringing together two strands of expertise; that of mental health professionals and of parents who have lived through the experience of their own teenager's mental illness; this book provides adult readers with the clinical information and practical advice they need to understand and help. Chapters cover four different anxiety disorders, and each includes a clearly written definition, a discussion of factors that can contribute to developing the disorder, treatment information, and case studies.
Publication Date: 2006-04-01
Online resources to help with anxiety--For parents, families and caregivers