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It’s normal for people to feel a bit stressed sometimes. Some people react much more strongly to stressful situations than others. It becomes a problem when this stress reaction gets in the way of being able to think clearly or do things easily.
You should get some extra support if you notice they:
Let them know there is help available and they don’t have to feel like this all the time. Help them book an appointment with a doctor, who can refer them to a counsellor.
For more information for young people on anxiety, including a self-test and self-help tools and strategies, head to The Lowdown.