A Teenager Writes:

I have a major problem. I’m afraid of everything, and I do mean everything. I’m 16 and everyone else has their driver’s license but me because I am absolutely terrified of cars. I can’t eat in the lunchroom at school because I fear people more than anything else. I can’t help it. I want to move far away after college but I’m afraid of planes and the place I want to live is across the country. I also have separation anxiety, so I might not be able to move at all. I can’t enjoy being a teenager because I’m too scared to do anything. I can’t give a speech in class because I feel like I’m having a heart attack while up there in front of everyone. I can’t go swimming at a lake because I’m afraid of fish. I have a huge fear of gaining weight, so I’ll just not eat for a day. I have so many more fears not mentioned. Please tell me what to do to get over these fears so I can live my life.

What would you do as a parent?

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