Safety and security are important to us all, but youth especially. When these things are shattered, we may feel fear, anxiety, irritability, and depression. One might also feel like concentrating is nearly impossible, restless, or easily distracted. Addressing and processing the trauma in therapy can help alleviate guilt, shame, dissociation, hypervigilance, and self-destructive or reckless behavior. A strong connection with a therapist can help lead you to a place where the trauma no longer feels like it has taken over your life and your experiences.Often, depression in teens looks more like outbursts of anger and irritability. Teens tend to complain about physical ailments, such as headaches and stomachaces, more than their emotional experience. They might withdraw, seem highly sensitive to criticism, and lack motivation or enthusiasm. These sensations leave your teen feeling hopeless and full of despair. Isolation and changes in eat or sleep can make your teen feel even further away.