This website has helpful information on how to change the way you think in social situations. Scroll down to the "Challenging Unhelpful Thoughts" section of the document and you will find 2 exercises that you can print and fill out that will help you to recognize the thoughts that are not helpful when you feel anxious.
having been a telephone counsellor on the end of the lines at ChildLine, I can verify that providing an outlet and a listener for all children at times of difficulty is an absolutely critical service that although often not shouted about, can't possibly be held any higher in my esteem
from Sarah Rumpf, MA, LPC: counseling for young women and teens
Apps for Mental Health
When I find a product I love, I want everyone to know about it! That's why today I'm sharing my favorite apps for mental health. Now, generally I encourage reducing screen time (for many reasons, more on that later this week!) but there are a few useful apps that I believe are great for teens and adults alike. One caveat- these apps are a great supplement to counseling and mental healthcare, not a substitute. * My Smiling Mind (App Store and Google Play) o Trying to…