The teenage years are often highly emotional and overwhelming. Some teens may use alcohol to cope with academic or social stress or to alleviate feelings of anxiety or depression. Healthier alternatives to balance your teens mind and body include maintaining a healthy diet, participating in regular physical activity, getting a good night’s sleep, practising mindfulness techniques and confiding in a close friend or adult.
However, sometimes these home remedies may not be sufficient and your teen should seek professional support to help them overcome anxiety and depression.
View a range of professional services available to your teen here.