Mental Health Matters

A Guide for Adolescents

As a mental health therapist, I understand that the teenage years can be challenging, stressful, and overwhelming. With the rise of social media, academic pressures, and personal relationships, it’s essential to prioritize your mental health to ensure you thrive during this time.

Here are some tips that can help you take care of your mental health:

1. Practice self-care: Make sure you take time out of your day to do things that make you feel good. Whether it’s taking a bubble bath, going for a walk, or listening to music, self-care is essential for your mental and emotional well-being.

2. Stay connected: Social support is essential for maintaining good mental health. Surround yourself with people who make you feel good and who support you in your goals.

3. Manage stress: Academic pressures and personal relationships can be stressful. It’s important to learn healthy ways to manage stress, such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga.

4. Seek help: If you’re struggling with your mental health, it’s important to seek help. Talk to a trusted adult, such as a parent, teacher, or mental health professional. There’s no shame in asking for help, and it’s a sign of strength.

Remember, your mental health matters. By taking care of your mental health, you can thrive during your teenage years and beyond. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to a mental health professional.

About the Author

Amanda Petrie

Amanda Petrie

Amanda has been a Registered Social Worker in Prince Edward Island, Canada for 10+ years. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from St. Thomas University and a Master of Social Work degree from Dalhousie University.

Amanda works with people age 14-19 years old, as well as young adults, and adults.

Amanda uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in her work. She is a strength-based therapist and is culturally sensitive with a feminist orientation.

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