Troubled Teen Problems | C.A.R.E.
When a troubled teen continues to have severe problems, a change has to be made. Then you must to detect what’s reason behind that and how to solve the problems.
SELF ESTEEM: Take care of yourself. This means avoiding negative people and thoughts. Pessimism is a waste of time. Become an optimist! Start monitoring your thoughts constantly--every time you begin putting yourself down, think about why you feel that way and what circumstances you are in that might lead you to this conclusion.
PANIC ATTACKS: For instance, one of the ways to manage your fear is to challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When encountering thoughts that make you’re fearful or anxious, challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that will maintain objectivity and common sense. Changing your thinking can help you manage your fears.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER: Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and having to deal with your fearful thoughts can be extremely difficult. It can be tough for people with OCD to have to experience obsessive thoughts that are intrusive, scary, and difficult to manage. From my interviews with various psychologists, I was told that a person should visualize a red stop sign in their mind when they encounter a fear provoking thought.
FACING THE FEAR AND ANXIETY OF THE UNKNOWN: All most everybody worry about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen to you in the near future can produce a lot of fear and anxiety.
MANAGING YOUR DEPRESSION: Some people have a difficult time in managing their depression. Sometimes, their depression and fears can get best of them. One of the ways to manage depression is to challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking.
ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE: It is not easy to deal with our fears and anxieties however trying to avoid them through Alcohol or other substances will not work. The best way to deal with your fears is to find effective ways to overcome them. So try to avoid from alcohol and substance abuse.
MANAGING THE FEAR AND LONELINESS: Sometime or another we will experience a time when we are alone. There is nothing wrong with being alone. If being alone bothers you then seeing a counselor can help you with these issues. The first step is to find an activity that you enjoy and where you can meet a lot of people.