Do you have some super-strong feelings? Maybe you change from happy and confident one minute to sad and confused the next. You are not alone! If you are a teen (or you're becoming one), you may feel like you're on an emotional roller coaster. That's because so much is changing around you and inside you. Even your brain is changing. But you can learn how to cope with all kinds of feelings.
Want to learn more about your feelings? We have info on these topics and more:
- Ways to feel happy
- Ways to boost self-esteem and self-confidence
- How to know if you might have a mental health problem
- Symptoms of depression
- Dealing with loss and grief
- Why some teens cut themselves
- How to handle body image issues
- Healthy ways to handle stress
- Teens and suicide
- Dealing with anxiety
Do you wish you could be calmer? Be patient! It takes practice to figure out how to handle life's dramas. Check out what some teens say helps them when stress strikes.
Are you worried that you may have a mental health problem? Mental health problems may stop you from doing the things you need to do or from enjoying your life. It can help to talk with a parent or guardian or other adult you trust. You also may need help from a doctor or therapist. If you don't like the idea of going for therapy, remember that it's really brave to take steps to feel better! You can read more about signs that you may have a mental health problem and what happens in therapy. You can feel better!
Are you worried about a friend or family member? Learn signs that someone may have mental health problems, and check out a program that promotes understanding.
Content last reviewed January 07, 2015
Page last updated March 16, 2015