I am a young teen that has severe anxiety. My mom suffers from stressful days EVERYDAY. So she takes out her stress on me even if I helped out around the house did what I needed to do and even did some chores I wasn’t asked to do, and she still does not appreciate the fact that I have feelings too. What do I do in order to get her to stop taking everything out on me?
- Thank you for being brave enough to share your story with the TeenCentral community! It can been really hard to find the words to share with others what you’re feeling, and you did it! Bravo!
- Things have been difficult for everyone with the many changes that have been happening in the world and how all of our lives have had to adjust to it. This can cause stress for anyone and EVERYONE, especially those that already struggled with anxiety before these changes happened. TeenCentral has many resources for you to consider and review that are very likely to help you with your heightened anxiety during this time including the following:
- Educate yourself even more about anxiety by clicking the LEARN tab and selecting “Anxiety”. Specifically, on this tab there is a tool to try called “Create a Plan“. I think it could really help you. Check it out.
- Also, click on the TOOLS tab. Some of the tools that may be relevant for you are “Support Plan”, “Daily Task Chart”, “Mood Tracker”, “Daily Positive Reminder”, “Daily Schedule”, “Stretch Yoga”, and “Self Positive Talk“.
- If things ever get truly awful there is also the HELP tab. Here is where you go if you need to talk to someone immediately. There are crisis and suicide hotlines as well as many other resources that may be more specific to your needs on this page. Don’t go it alone. Get the help you need right away if you’re feeling unsafe.
- Have you tried to talk to your mom about how you feel? If you are worried about doing that, or if it hasn’t worked – what about another trusted adult in your life? Sometimes it really helps to talk to an adult in-person about what you’re going through – someone who you have seen handle things pretty well even when they are stressed out.
- Have you ever tried starting a journal? This can be really helpful to process your emotions and the different events that happen in your life. There’s an entry under the “What’s New” tab titled “Journaling as a Coping Skill for Stress“. This section of the website is where we often add blog entries and you can find new content. We also keep all the older blogs there just in can they become handy for someone one day – like YOU – like today. I highly recommend you read that blog and think about starting a journal if you don’t already have one. It’s a great coping skill for the kind of things you’re experiencing.