When churches meet teens where they are, support and love have strong impacts. Four approached for stressed out youth, from empower to advocating.
Life today is as stressful as it has ever been, and this is reflected in the fact that anti-depressants are being prescribed at a higher rate than ever before. However, there is one age-old method that can reduce stress levels for free and without a prescription. People around the world rely on faith to see them through hard times. Faith and spirituality are abstract concepts, but they can lead to concrete results in mental health improvement and stress reduction.
Does your back ache, your head pound, are your shoulders knotted? Does your stomach hurt, is your digestion out of whack? How's your blood pressure, your cholesterol, your heart rate? Do you get colds often, catch every little "bug" that's going around? Do you find yourself irritated, depressed and agitated more often than you would care to admit?