Parents across the country have seen their teen's lives impacted and you see this in your home. Your teen was incredibly excited about their prom, graduation, sports season, or even just hanging out with friends. The pandemic came and disrupted everything, your teen is acting differently than before and you are concerned. In this article we will explore how to check-in with your teen during this time and when to know that it is time for help.
How to talk with your teen about how they are feeling
Many teens can often be resistant about talking about how they are feeling. Here are some tips when engaging with them.
When should you get help for your teen?
First and foremost, any discussion of suicide should be taken seriously. When this happens, you can visit your local ER to get your teen the help that they need.
Here are some symptoms that can warrant a visit to your doctor or a therapist. It is important to note that every adolescent can exhibit some of these symptoms from time to time. However, noticing a marked increase in these behaviors in a short period of time could be a signal for additional help.
If you need additional help for your teen and live in the State of Texas, we currently offer video counseling during the coronavirus. Please call us at 512-676-5813 for a free phone consultation to see how we can best support you.