Inside One Teen Girl’s Struggle to Manage Anxiety During the Pandemic
Kaylie says she also now recognizes the onset of paralyzing panic and can call out to Siri to dial a friend for a calming chat.
Perhaps most important, she's at work — remotely — with the Ethiopian orphanage, launching an online virtual learning camp. Kaylie recruited other volunteers her age and is teaching English classes once a week, plus helping out with other classes.
Lisa credits both Kaylie and Talia with being "braver and stronger than I ever was — or am."
"I think Kaylie is going to have a resilience throughout her life that I am so proud of," Lisa says.
As for Kaylie herself, she says: "Hope is a big thing for me. … For the first time in my life I’ve been happy, and I know now what will keep me happy.”
Reporting by Wendy Grossman Kantor
For information on anxiety and depression, go to ADAA.org and for more of Kaylie's story—including her sister Talia's story and how the Rosen family deals with their strong family history of mental health issues—pick up the new issue of People, on stands Friday.
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