The teenage years can be stressful, particularly when faced with difficult choices and new experiences within that life stage. It is important to remember that this stress and anxiety are often perfectly normal and a part of growing up. However, if your teen’s anxiety or stress level becomes excessive, professional help may be needed. Consider speaking with a child and adolescent psychiatrist or psychologist to provide you and your teen with the skills to recognize and manage increased anxiety or stress symptoms. You can also search local mental health clinics or community programs that offer support groups, advice and resources to guide your teens to cope with their emotions.