Recreation to Help Teens with Anxiety

Posted on November 17, 2012

The "Pandemonium: Youth with Anxiety Group" is a recreation-based program. It provides a fun, social and safe environment for young people who have a serious mental health concern and who experience anxiety. The majority of the youth are referred to CMHA by an Adolescent Day Treatment Program.

The program allows these individuals to establish normal roles with their peers and build strong friendships. If they have been isolated for a long time, their reintegration into community also facilitates the development of personal support networks.

This early intervention program is proactive and builds resiliency which ultimately leads to individuals fully developing and leading productive lives in the community. In addition, it also alleviates the stress that it might cause the family members.

This video looks at how recreation can be used as a powerful tool to help teenagers with anxiety problems learn to scope with it and develop themselves to their fullest potential.

Category(s):Anger Management, Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

Source material from Canadian Mental Health Association

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