Anxiety Canada STRIDES Fall 2016 Newsletter

In STRIDES... MindShift App with Skaha Lake Middle School, A Little OCD?, In the Community with Green Thumb Theatre, #OCDWeek, Mental Health Awareness Week (MIAW), and the top posts and videos of the month. 


Message from the Executive Director

One in four Canadians (25%) will have at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime.  This statistic drives home just how important it is that we continue to raise awareness about anxiety and teach ourselves, our children, and those around us how to manage anxiety before it takes control over us. 

At Anxiety Canada, autumn is our busiest season.  We hear from worried parents, school counsellors, and disconnected individuals.  We listen to their challenges, help them navigate the public and/or private mental health system and most often, share with them that anxiety is normal and anxiety disorders are treatable.  If there is someone who you think could benefit from being part of our community, suggest that s/he follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. As we often say “Small steps can lead to big change.”

Judith Law

Feature Project - MindShift with Skaha Lake Middle School

Anxiety Canada helped to create anxiety modules for a new Healthy Living Course for grade six and eight students at Skaha Lake Middle School in the South Okanagan. As part of the program, the grade eight class also developed promotional videos to demonstrate how easy it is for youth to use Anxiety Canada's MindShift App to help them cope with anxiety.

Upcoming Events – A Little OCD?

Join us at the Chan Centre on November 9th, for a candid, informative panel discussion about obsessive compulsive disorder featuring writer and actor Brendan McLeod.

In the Community with Green Thumb Theatre

Anxiety Canada accompanied Green Thumb Theatre for the production of Still/Falling at five British Columbia schools this past month.

OCD Awareness Week October 9-15th

October 9 – 15th marked #OCDWeek, a week dedicated to promoting awareness, education, and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders.

Mental Health Awareness Week (MIAW) October 2-8th

October 2 – 8 was Mental Health Awareness Week (MIAW), a national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness.

Anxiety Canada Blog

In October, we launched the new Anxiety Canada blog.

Top Posts for October

Anxiety Canada is working hard to bring you the stories that matter. Here are the top five social media posts for the month of October.

Top Videos for October

Anxiety Canada is pleased to provide self-help video resources on our YouTube Channel. Here are the most popular videos for the month of October.

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