Late last year, *Time Magazine* ran a cover story on the current epidemic of anxiety among America’s adolescents. The story reports on what all of us who work with kids already know: that the pressures on today’s teenagers are so great that they are trying to navigate their lives while, as one teen says, “feeling like they are climbing Mount Everest in high heels.” What is anxiety? What is feeding the anxiety epidemic? How does anxiety manifest itself in kids? And how can we provide Gospel-centered hope and healing for our anxious kids. We’ll be talking about children, teens and anxiety with Doctor Phil Monroe, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.
Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Dr. Phil Monroe
Biblical Theological Seminary
Diane Langberg PhD and Associates
Teen Depression and Anxiety: Why the Kids Are Not Alright (Time Magazine article)
Does trusting God remove anxiety? (blog post by Dr. Phil Monroe)
American Bible Society
Trauma Healing Institute from the American Bible Society
Healing the Wounds of Trauma from the American Bible Society’s Trauma Healing Institute
National Institute of Mental Health
Books Mentioned or Recommended:
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The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life by Rick Ankiel and Tim Brown
The Meaning of Anxiety by Rollo May
Free From OCD: A Workbook for Teens with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Timothy A. Sisemore Ph.D.
The End of Worry: Why We Worry and How to Stop by Rob Waller and Will Van der Hart
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies To Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Tiny Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
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