Any parent of a teenager knows that there are a lot of emotional ups and downs. With the pressures of school, social lives, and the general confusion that comes with growing up, it’s no wonder they can get a little overwhelmed.
Signs Your Teen May Need Talk Therapy
School & Community
Their behavior at school or home has changed dramatically.
Their school performance changed.
They are under more stress than usual.
They are getting lower grades than normal.
They are moody at home.
They are getting in trouble at school or in the community.
You find them avoiding school or community activities.
They are no longer hanging out with their friends or have changed friend groups completely.
They have been avoiding all social functions recently.
They have anger towards their friends.
They lack a solid friend group.
Anger & Irritability
Your teen is more irritable and quicker to anger than they used to be.
Anger or irritability is starting to affect their life.
Their anger is preventing them from functioning.
Worrying stops them from doing things.
Worrying about school and grades is so overwhelming that they cry frequently.
Worrying affects their sleep or mood.
Dramatic changes in sleep habits
They’ve been sleeping much more or less.
They’re always tired.
They always want to take naps.
They prefer sleeping instead of doing something they once found fun.
They’ve been cutting or self harming.
They’ve been drinking alcohol.
They’ve been doing drugs.
They’ve been taking excessive risk.