"Talking to a trusted adult...can help kids and teens identify these unwanted thoughts and behaviors as OCD and may provide some much needed relief. If your child comes to you and expresses concern about these behaviors, or if you notice the behaviors, there are a few things to keep in mind when talking to your child about whether he or she may have OCD.
This Teen Activist Wants to See Schools in Every State Offer Mental Health Days
"Toward the end of her junior year at Sherwood High School in Sherwood, Oregon, Hailey Hardcastle, 18, was dealing with more stress than usual. College application deadlines were fast approaching, and she was dealing with stressors at home too. One day, while sitting in class, she started having a panic attack."