Anxiety in Teens

Anxiety in Teens

It’s been a great second week at Groves. Schedules are getting sorted out and everyone is settling nicely into their classes. Teachers are creating classroom communities and the laughter of students is heard more loudly throughout the halls.

I am also settling into my role as the Wellness and Crisis Counselor. I have had the opportunity to meet with many students and families throughout these two weeks, which has helped me gain an understanding of the many challenges students are faced with on a daily basis.

It reminds me that like us, our students bring baggage with them to what seems to be a routine setting. Those of our students who are struggling with anxiety are contending with very real fears, self-defeating beliefs and negative thought processes that are keeping them “stuck.”

Throughout the year, I will be authoring most of the articles you will read. The focus will be on anxiety, self-esteem, perfectionism, and any of the struggles that our community faces that prevent us from living our most inspired life.

There will also be times that I will attach articles from people far more scholarly than me that will provide insight into many of the issues we face here at Groves.

This leads me to today’s post, which is written by Karen Young, founder of Hey Sigmund, an online blog and resource providing the latest news in the field of Psychology. You can find the article by clicking here.

Article: Anxiety in Teens: How to Help a Teenager Deal with Anxiety

As always, please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, concerns, or ideas about future topics you would like to know about. You can reach me at

Monica Fugedi
Clinical Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
Wellness/Crisis Counselor
Groves High School



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