Why do I feel so anxious?

Emma, a 12-year-old girl, contacted her local child helpline because she was cutting herself...

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She was feeling scared, afraid, and axious all the time and for no apparent reason. Her life at home was difficult and her parents thought her anxiety was nonsense. She had a sister who was five years older and also living at home, but they did not have a good relationship. Emma was advised to contact a special needs teacher or a healthcare provider at school. The counsellor said that the girl left the conversation with a feeling of being believed in and helped.