Teens and depression
I don’t know about you, but I’m seeing , hearing and reading a whole lot more about teens and depression. The rising rates of adolescent depression, suicidal thoughts, and suicide should be a call to action for all of us.
I found this excellent article that tells us that teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are better protected against depression than their peers who can’t.
Over the years many teens have been in my office to seek help with hypnosis for depression. I’ve always supported teens and their parents in opening up to talking about feelings and emotions. Anger, hurt, fear and sadness are all normal healthy human emotions.
We are all healthier when we acknowledge what we feel, accept that we feel it and walk through it so that we can come out on the other side in that field called love. If you have teens in your life, help them to have the courage to share their true feelings and emotions.
Teens who can describe negative emotions are better protected against depression
“Adolescents who use more granular terms such as ‘I feel annoyed,’ or ‘I feel frustrated,’ or ‘I feel ashamed’–instead of simply saying ‘I feel bad’–are better protected against developing increased depressive symptoms after experiencing a stressful life event.” ~Lead author Lisa Starr, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Rochester
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I have the courage to share my true feelings and opinions.
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