SEATTLE — These days teenagers seem to be facing more pressure than ever, and if stress isn't managed, it could have negative impacts on their health. Experiencing high levels of stress for long periods of time can compromise the immune system, cause high blood pressure, and contribute to obesity and heart disease.
Psychologist Kristy Berrett joins New Day Northwest to talk about how stress affects the body and ways you can help the teens in your life manage stress for a healthier future.
If your teen is struggling with managing stress these resources can help:
- "Reset Your Child’s Brain" by Victoria Dunckley
- "Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety" by Christopher Willard
- "The Whole Brain Child" by Daniel Siegel
- Meditation apps: Calm, Insight Timer, Smiling Mind, Stop, Breathe & Think
- Crisis Numbers:
- Teen Link: 866-833-6546 - (EVENINGS 6-10pm). Callers can talk with trained teens.
- 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: 866-4-CRISIS (866-427-4747)