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Today’s young people are anxious and depressed.

We don’t need to look far to see that our teenagers are hurting.

Anxiety and depression in particular are on the rise, dominating the ways young people talk about their generation. Seventy percent of teenagers in one recent study consider anxiety and depression a “major problem” among their generation. What’s more, popular media often elevate anxiety and depression in destructive ways. One report found that in the month following the launch of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why (which culminates in a graphic suicide reenactment), teen suicide increased by an alarming rate of nearly 30 percent, a 19-year high.

We need to be more comfortable talking about mental health.  In this series, we're tackling it head-on, as well as learning practical coping strategies that are rooted in Scripture, and building our faith in Christ through anxiety.



1. Become aware of God’s presence. Find a quiet place, away from distractions. Take several moments to breathe, relax, and invite God to be present with you.

2. Review the day with gratitude. What are the good things that have happened today? What can I give thanks for?

3.  Pay attention to your emotions. What moments throughout my day have been difficult or tense? Where is God at work in the midst of my anxious moments? What might God—or anxiety—be trying to tell me?

4.  Forgive, and ask for forgiveness. Who am I angry or frustrated with? Are there things I can forgive and let go in order to have peace? What would I like to be forgiven for?

5.  Look toward tomorrow. How can tomorrow be different? What would I like to ask God to help me with?

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About Rose Valley Youth Ministries

Come join us for a warm place to belong, grow in Christ and have fun!
At Rose Valley Youth Ministries, you'll feel known and welcomed.
You can have honest conversations about real life without judgment.
We strive to know Christ deeper, why He matters, and understand how this changes every aspect of our life.
We want to live with Him now and put our faith into action as we love our neighbor as ourselves.
6th-12th Grade
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
George Bales Gym
1457 Rose Valley Road, Kelso, WA
View the Youth Calendar here
Video game hangout every other Tuesday
101 Cunningham Road, Kelso, WA
(Unfortunately, this is paused until further noticed)
Contact Nathaniel Vanderploeg at 360-998-0321 or email at for more info.

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Rose Valley Friends Church

1437 Rose Valley Road, Kelso WA 98626

(360) 425-3222

Fax: 360-577-4598

Office Hours:

Mon. -  Thurs.

8:30am - 12:30pm

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