Guiding Your Girl Toward Mental Well-Being: Overcoming Adolescent Anxiety and Learning to Trust in God

According to recent data from the National Comorbidity Survey Adolescent Supplement, an estimated 31.9% of adolescents have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder—and the prevalence of these types of disorders is 38% higher for females. Take note: girls today are experiencing higher rates of diagnosed anxiety than ever before. They need our help.

Thanks to the Bible, we know how God cares for those afflicted with anxiety. After the death of Moses, Joshua was without a doubt anxious about his own future. But God said to him “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

God calls everyone to live a life of greatness—a life and plan He has laid before us to implement. She may not be leading Israelites to the promised land like the prophet Joshua, but what is God calling your daughter to do with great courage? How is her self-discouragement crushing her? How are you supporting her along the way? Take the first step, become her prayer warrior.

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  1. My girl who is 15 is suffering from generalized anxiety disorder and it’s effect her ability to create and maintain close friendships, pursue her abilities in music and art. She constantly worries what others think of her and has negative beliefs that her friends don’t like her. She’s also pulled out of some activities and no longer comes to church with us because of this strong negative feelings she has associated with our church that really has no basis for. She has said she would attend a different church but making the decision to uproot our whole family to another church has been hard.

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American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.