Managing Symptoms:

The Center for Disease Control has some recommendations on managing the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Being healthy is important for all children and can be especially important for children with depression or anxiety. In addition to getting the right treatment, leading a healthy lifestyle can play a role in managing symptoms of depression or anxiety. Here are some healthy behaviors that may help:4

  • Find an outlet through journal or talking
    • Prompts to try with journaling 
    • If someone chooses you to talk to.....
      • Pay Attention. Give the speaker your undivided attention, and acknowledge the message
      • Show That You're Listening
      • Provide Feedback
      • Defer Judgment
      • Respond Appropriately

 

 

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4Anxiety and Depression in Children. (2020, March 30). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/depression.html