Dr. Pat McGrath Discusses Anxiety in Teens, and Parents


Anxiety remains one of the most common difficulties for children, and is a leading cause for school refusal. Many anxious children attempt to get instant relief by steering clear of things that create anxiety, seeking reassurance from everyone they know or distracting themselves to avoid anxiety-provoking situations. If those fail, they may turn to substance abuse, threats, school refusal, or fighting.   This talk will feature an overview of the different causes of anxiety, and the ways that parents/guardians and schools can help students challenge their fears in a healthy and safe manner.

Both parents and teens are invited to attend!

  • March 11
  • 7 pm – 8:30 pm
  • The Little Theater at Hinsdale South High School

Please see the attached flyer