01-17-2020 09:55 AM - last edited on 02-13-2020 03:09 PM by Jess1-RO
Ask a Child and Family Professional
Question: How do I help my son who is having panic attacks?
Adolescence can be a risky period for mental health problems. Teens have to deal with environmental factors, genetics and personality traits, like being very sensitive. On top of this, teenagers go through many changes and challenges in a short period of time. This all happens while teenage brains are still maturing. As a parent you need to accept that most of this is out of your control.
So what do you have control over you may ask? You do have control over your response to your teen and creating an environment that may help your teen understand and manage their panic attacks. This might include:
Remember seeking support is a strength!
Would you like to do some further reading?
ReachOut has this article here about panic attacks that you and your teen may find helpful.
Or perhaps you feel like you would benefit from some One-to-One support: You can check out our One-to-One support using the link below!
JM, Child and Family Professional at The Benevolent Society
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