Action Anxiety Day — June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021 will be the 1st annual World Anxiety Day, to be known as Action Anxiety Day
Join us in supporting the first annual World Anxiety Day, to be known as Action Anxiety Day!
Anxiety disorders impact almost 6% of us around the world, with women affected nearly twice as often as men. Over the course of their lifetime, more than 30% of people may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Despite how common it is, many of us have a hard time opening up about our experience with anxiety and how it affects us and those around us. This can rob us of enjoyment of everyday things. And we also don’t seek help or support from others because we are silent. We want to change that, as well as help make treatment more accessible for everyone. But, to do that we need you to ACT.
How can you ACT on Action Anxiety Day?
Awareness/Advocacy – Raise awareness of anxiety by sharing your own anxiety stories. By sharing you are also advocating for those who cannot. Sharing is caring!
Colours – Wear blue and orange on June 10th to show support and eliminate the stigma around anxiety disorders. Everyone has anxiety. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable.
Treatment – Raise funds to develop trusted evidence-based resources and affordable treatments for children, teens and adults. Education and increased access to support and services will benefit all of society.
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What are some specific ways that you can ACT to support Action Anxiety Day?
- Enter your contact info in the blue box on the right under the proclamation to sign and support the Action Anxiety Day proclamation.
- Share your story and support others. We want to hear your anxiety stories and we’ve made it easy for you to share them with suggested posts, hashtags and frames. Learn more here.
- Show your support on social media by using the following hashtags: #ActionAnxietyDay #ACTonAnxiety #ACTdontAvoid
- Wear blue and orange on Action Anxiety Day (June 10th), snap a selfie, and tag us: @anxietycanada on Facebook, @anxiety_canada on Instagram and Twitter!
- Help us request proclamations and illuminations.
Are you a member of a government or agency, private organization, or educational institution that would like to ACT to support anxiety literacy, education, and access to treatment? Learn more about how to join the World Anxiety Day movement.
Ready to act and learn more about anxiety?
View our toolkit here
To sign and support our Action Anxiety Day Proclamation, please fill out your contact information in the blue box below the Proclamation.
Action Anxiety Day Proclamation
WHEREAS, June 10, 2021 has been declared the first World Anxiety Day, to be known as Action Anxiety Day– an annual awareness and education day created in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by Anxiety Canada; and
WHEREAS, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 18 % of Canadians and up to 5.8% of the world population were affected by anxiety disorders, with women being impacted nearly twice as much as men; and
WHEREAS, anxiety disorders interfere with an individual’s every day activities that may include participation in work, school, and making social connections; and
WHEREAS, stigma and access to affordable treatment can be major barriers to individuals living life the way they want; and
WHEREAS, sharing evidence-based resources and engaging communities about anxiety and anxiety disorders can reduce stigma and improve the well-being of communities;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED I support Action Anxiety Day