Ben's been anxious most of his life, but he didn't realise what it all was until his family reached out and he was able to get support. Now he runs a social media platform called The Naked Farmer, encouraging farmers to talk openly about mental health. Hear about his journey with anxiety here.
Some key takeaways:
- It wasn't until Ben's grandmother spoke to him and took him to the doctor that he started working on and improving the symptoms of his anxiety. Your teen might not always know what's going on for them. If you notice that they're acting differently to usual or are having difficulties with everyday activities, here's how to chat to them about anxiety and get professional support, if needed.
- To help his anxiety, Ben uses strategies such as making small goals to work towards, eating healthily and taking time out to be mindful. Get some more ideas for how to help your child build coping skills for anxiety.