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In Transition: One College Student’s Story | Anxiety In Teens – the resource for youth with mental health disorders – anxiety, depression and beyond!

This story so reminds me of what I went through with my son Sammy who made it through a half semester his first try at college away from home. Lesson learned: don’t rush a teen out of the house simply because that’s what he’s “supposed” to do at 18. Some need more time at home. Community College is a great resource for this transition. Sammy came home and spent two years at CC; in less than a month he’ll graduate with a BS in molecular biology! This is a good read for parents and teens…

Everyone has hard times dealing with the stressors of everyday life, especially during your teenage years, but when is it time to reach out for help? For myself it was just a couple of weeks ago. Once my anxiety began interfering with my school, work, and relationships I decided I’ve reached my limit. My anxiety began during high school and I learned to negatively cope with it by experimenting with alcohol. At the time I didn’t realize that anytime I would drink, my anxiety would actually become worse. On top of that, I moved away to school for my freshman year of college. Although I had many friends at my new school, I still was extremely anxious most of the time and I would experience panic attacks driving back to school after a weekend at home. On top of excessive partying, lack of sleep, constant stress, and the distance I felt from my friends and family, I realized my mental state was only decreasing.

via In Transition: One College Student’s Story | Anxiety In Teens – the resource for youth with mental health disorders – anxiety, depression and beyond!.

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