Elementary Mental Health - Resources for Children with Anxiety

  • Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an event or something with an uncertain outcome.

    Anxiety disorders affect as many as 12 to 17 percent of young people. Anxiety can start very young and stay hidden for years, causing kids to often suffer in silence. Anxiety can interfere with school, social, and family functioning and, if something isn;'t done to manage the anxiety, it can worsen over time. Left untreated, anxiety disorders may lead to depression and other mental health problems. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are treatable. Most individuals recover and can manage their anxiety after appropriate treatment. Mental health professionals refer to several types of anxiety. Below is a little information about each.

    National Association of School Psychologists
    American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Anxiety & Depression Association of America
    American Academy of Pediatrics