The middle school years can be a time of tumultuous change, and a young teen's self-esteem can suffer. Pressure to fit in, increased academic demands, new sexual feelings, physiological changes, negative body image, and other issues can cause confusion, emotional swings, and distress. Conflicts with friends can lead to self-doubt and loneliness.
But you're not alone! In the Young Teen Group, you can connect with other kids confronting similar challenges. You can share feelings of anxiety and depression, and talk about being overwhelmed by school, friendships, and family problems.