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Youth mourning is a charity which, through its specialist bereavement approach, offers professional and personalized services, promoting the well-being of the child and his family, who live a reality linked to a serious illness or the death of a loved one.

Signs and symptoms of anxiety in children

  • Physical feelings

    • Stomach upset
    • Dizziness
    • A heart that gets carried away
    • Headache
    • Offset
  • The emotions

    • Anxiety/worry/fear
    • Bars
    • Impotence
    • Sadness
    • Wanger
  • Behaviours

    • Refuse from school
    • Avoid participating in new activities or going to places without a parent.
    • Refusal to sleep alone, nightmares
    • Cryin or have anger
    • Refuse to be alone in one piece

20% of children will experience anxiety at one time or another that will prevent them from going through their activities.

Some facts about separation anxiety

  • About 4% of young people will suffer from separation anxiety disorder in a given school year.

  • Separation anxiety is the plus common anxiety disorder in children under 12.

  • Separation anxiety manifests itself at several times of development, including entering kindergarten, between 7 and 9 years old, then entering secondary school.

  • Separation anxiety affects both boys and girls.