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Health Tip: Teen Years Can Be Tough

Learn how to deal with bad moods

(HealthDay News) -- Teens have a lot to deal with, including school, sports, friendships and changing hormones.

Sometimes, it's hard to understand why you are in a bad mood and can't seem to snap out of it.

Here are some suggestions that could make your bad mood easier to handle, courtesy of the Nemours Foundation:

  • Recognize that you're not alone.
  • Count to 10 and catch your breath.
  • Talk to people you trust.
  • Exercise.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Get involved in creative projects, such as writing, drawing or other forms of art.
  • Cry.
  • Wait it out.

If your bad mood isn't subsiding and is interfering with schoolwork or daily activities, talk to a counselor, your parents or a therapist.

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