The American Psychological Association (APA) recently released its Stress in America report detailing that, as you may guess, school is one of the most common sources of stress for American teens. As a matter of fact, some 83% of kids report school as a major source of stress in their life. While stress from school can definitely have a negative impact on the entire family, it can also have a negative impact on the teen’s mental health. Here at The Metis Center For Psychological Services, we strive to create a safe place free of judgement for anyone looking for a psychologist in Colorado.
We work with teens and their parents to find ways to combat this stress as we know how much of an impact it can have in so many different ways. Unfortunately, almost half of the teens who report having stress from school do nothing to cope with said stress. This is a significant concern for us because of the impact this stress can have. One great way of combatting stress from school is to participate in physical activities. Parents also play a great part in helping their children manage stress by modeling healthy lifestyles and choices, promoting physical activity by encouraging their kids to join sports teams, engaging in activities as a family such as dancing or hiking, or finding ways to exercise that don’t cost money liking riding bikes or going to the park.
If you’re a teenage who is looking for help in managing your stress levels, or if you’re a parent looking to help your child, call The Metis Center today!