Emotional Health for Teens

 By Amanda W. Ragland, D.Min., LMFT

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This is a difficult time in the world to be a teenager.   The world pulls you with force away from the healthy life that God intends for you.   I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and an Individual Pastoral Counselor.  I have seen a recent increase in my caseload lately of teens in high school and young adults in college.   So many times they have looked at me as said, “Mrs. Amanda, if I had only known”.    As Christians, we are supposed to be in the world but not of it.   This means we live the healthy life God intends us to live, and we are not consumed by the pulls of society and the world.  In order to do this, you need straight talk about emotional health.  You need answers about depression, suicide, anxiety attacks, domestic violence, manic episodes and eating disorders.  I have included this straight information on this website.  I pray you will find the help and answers you need.

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On each of the pages below, you will find suggestions about what to do as well as web resources and recommended books.   As with any material you read from the public area, filter what you read through your own belief structure.  Talk to your youth pastor.  Do you see a topic that you would like to know about that is not listed?  Scroll to bottom. 




                    Social Anxiety


                Panic Attack


                Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder





I am curious about a topic that is not listed.  What can I do?

If you have a question about a topic that is not covered here, you can contact me.  There is nothing we can not talk about.  Use the email form on the CONTACT US page.  I will receive the request and respond.  Include in your email that you were on the Emotional Health website.