Teen Anxiety and Depression

Teen anxiety and depression are common mental health issues in young people. They involve feeling very worried, sad, or hopeless, and those feelings can make daily life difficult. It's important for teens and their parents to recognize the signs of teen anxiety and depression and seek professional help. Contact Innova Joy today to take the first step toward healing.

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Anxiety in Teens

Note: If someone you know is in crisis and needs help immediately, call 911.

Understanding anxiety in teens is important for both teenagers and their parents. Teenage anxiety symptoms can be an indicator of mental health issues. Many times anxiety in teens is characterized by persistent feelings of worry, fear, or unease. Other common symptoms include excessive nervousness, restlessness, irritability, physical symptoms like rapid heart rate, and avoidance of certain situations or activities.

It's important to know the difference between normal teenage stress - about an upcoming test, social situations or school workload; and clinical anxiety, which is a persistent and overwhelming feeling of fear, worry or nervousness that affects a teen's daily life.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 10% of kids ages 12 to 17 in the United States have anxiety. Getting the right support is essential for helping your anxious teenager. Innova Joy can help.

Depression in Teens

Depression in teens is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health issues in American children, according to the CDC. Depression is more than feeling sad or having a bad day, which is normal and happens to everyone.

When a sad mood lasts for a long time and affects a teen’s ability to function normally in everyday life, that may be a sign of depression in teens. Symptoms of teenage depression could include losing interest in things they used to enjoy, having trouble sleeping or eating, experiencing a lack of concentration or a drastic change in grades. Thoughts of self-harm or suicide are also signs of teenage depression.

It's important to recognize these signs early, as teen depression can lead to more serious problems when left untreated. Teen depression treatment is most commonly addressed with a combination of support through therapy, family and friends, and sometimes medication prescribed by a doctor.

You or your teen are not alone in this; Innova Joy is here to help navigate through depression in teens.

Hope and Healing

There is hope and healing for teen anxiety and depression sufferers. Having access to mental health treatment, such as the services offered by Innova Joy, can make a difference in the lives of teens with mental disorders. Finding the right provider who can offer therapy, treatment and screening can make a positive difference in the life of a teen experiencing anxiety and depression. 

Our holistic approach to treatment will ensure teens are supported with a range of tools that empower them. If you are someone you know is struggling with teen anxiety and depression, contact us today.

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