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Anxiety and Depression

It’s normal for someone to feel anxious when facing a challenging situation. Many kids lack the skills needed to manage stress and balance emotions. Building emotional skills can give you the ability to cope and bounce back from adversity, trauma, and loss. In other words, learning how to recognize and express your emotions can make you more resilient.

While some depressed teens appear sad, others do not. In fact, irritability—rather than depression—is frequently the predominant symptom in depressed adolescents and teens. A depressed child may be hostile, grumpy, or easily lose his or her temper.

Great Lakes Acadmy is the right school for Anxiety and Depression that many children face.
Great Lakes’ teachers understand that whether a child's anxiety is generalized or defined by specific factors such as panic attacks, phobias, or obsessive compulsive behaviors, teaching them to recognize how stress affects them and what they can do to quickly reduce it marks the beginning of bringing their life into balance. Teachers at GLA know their students well, and can recognize early warning signs in time to intervene and help students manage their emotions.

How Great Lakes Academy makes life for the student with Anxiety and/or Depression easier:

- Encouraging students to share their emotions and express empathy for one another

- Building relationships with students

- Teaching students to take breaks when they feel they are becoming frustrated

- Using positive reinforcement

- Teaching and reinforcing daily social skills lessons

- Providing a predictable and safe environment

- Protecting all children from bullying and teasing

- Encouraging active socialization and limiting time spent in isolation

- Providing a challenging curriculum that can be tailored to include students’ interests

- Practicing with children how to cope when stress overwhelms him or her, to prevent outbursts

- Modeling relaxation strategies and diversions to reduce anxiety

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