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Yarlan Zey
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Feeling “trapped” can be a big trigger for mood swings, so if you can think of ways she might be feeling trapped and help her work on them, it may help.

I was going to suggest she try taking up martial arts. Obviously you might have reservations there. There are more pacifist arts such as Aikido and even Tai Chi is technically a martial art. Yoga may be good also. People tend to think of team sports etc., but more other options may be a better fit (tennis, running and so on).

One thing you probably shouldn’t do is put pressure on her to talk about her emotions. This can do more harm than you might think.

Lastly, she may be a person who naturally tends to question authority. This natural tendency doesn’t tend to be appreciated much in the world, particularly as a young person. A couple of links which may be of some help:

https://www.filmsforaction.org/news/8-reasons-young-americans-dont-fight-back-how-the-us-crushed-youth-resistance/

https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Rebel-Report.pdf