Anyone else have a teen with severe anxiety? UPDATE!!!!!!!!!
Ever since my daughter's high school (she is 15) did a presentation on school shootings and gun violence she is a different kid. She cries all the time, has diarrhea, etc. My happy go lucky teen is now a mess. She is terrified she or someone she loves will get shot. I think the school should have warned the kids and parents what they were going to talk about. All we knew was that it was a presentation called ALICE. It was right around the anniversary of Sandy Hook, too. I think lock down drills are very important but I don't think rattling off how many teens have been killed during school shootings or how the shooters got in to the school or showing footage was really necessary. She missed 3 days of school with diarrhea before she finally confessed what was bothering her. I have her talking to her school psychologist this morning. Any advice? THANK YOU!
UPDATE: After talking her way through it with her school counselor and us she is much better! I think the passing of time has helped, too. Now that it is 2 weeks past the presentation she said the images seem to be fading. She is going out and going to school with no problems. THANK YOU to all of you who have shared helpful tips and experiences!