Overcoming Anxiety at 17

Dealing with anxiety and stress as a 17-year-old guy can be overwhelming, but I’ve found some techniques that really help. First and foremost, talking about my feelings with a trusted friend or family member has been incredibly relieving. Just expressing what I’m going through out loud can make a huge difference. I also find that practicing mindfulness and deep breathing exercises can calm my racing thoughts and bring me back to the present moment. And finally, finding a creative outlet, like writing or playing music, has been a great way to release pent-up emotions. I know it’s tough, but you’re not alone in this. Keep reaching out for support and trying different coping strategies – you’ve got this!