Chris Crust loves skateboarding and hanging out with friends, but sometimes he experiences anxiety. Luckily, future Chris has learned how to time travel and comes back to assure himself that it’s going to be okay and he isn’t alone. In this video, Chris gives us a peak “behind the pizza,” above.
In this episode of Time Travelling Pizza, Chris Crust gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes! In “A Peek Behind the Pizza,” he reflects on how he’s worked through his anxiety and challenged anxious thoughts. He has worked through some of his anxieties and knows he will continue to manage his feelings as best he can.
Chris Crust remembers that his anxious thoughts are really just that, thoughts! They aren’t real, but they do impact how he feels. To change how he feels, he has to change how he thinks, replacing unhelpful thoughts with positive or helpful ones. It’s hard, but it really makes a difference for his mental health!
Share Our Videos
Share Caretoons with people you know and see if any of them feel the same way. It’s a fun way to share your feelings and maybe help your friends as well! Remember, it’s okay to talk about how you feel. Keep the conversation going! Let youths know that it’s okay to talk about their feelings and give them a safe space to express themselves. Open up and discuss your own anxieties so they know they’re not alone.
► Do you experience worry, sadness, or anxiety sometimes?
► Can you think of anyone else who may feel the same way you do?
► What do you think ‘future you’ would say, if they could time travel?
► Who is someone you trust that you could talk about your feelings?
See all our Caretoons episodes, following fun characters dealing with their anxieties here.
Time Travelling Pizza is an animated series for pre-teens and teens on topics like social anxiety, health anxiety, contamination OCD, and more. The series gives children and adults ways to discuss and face their anxiety. With humour and heart, Time Travelling Pizza normalizes anxiety in an entertaining way and encourages youth to seek help from a trusted parent, teacher, or friend.
Anxiety Canada created Time Travelling Pizza to help parents, educators, and healthcare providers start a dialogue with youth and help them understand that they’re not alone. You can help youths name their fears and feelings, recognize symptoms, and understand the impact anxious thoughts have on their lives.
More Resources from Anxiety Canada
Help children and teens with anxiety using Anxiety Canada’s helpful resources. We offer useful articles for teens, parents, educators, and healthcare providers.
Where to Start with an Anxious Child – Learn about anxiety symptoms in children and how to manage them in a healthy way.
ABC’s of Anxiety – Read about the basics of anxiety and the six ways it can affect children and teen’s lives.
Educator Resources – See our tools, tips, and resources for educators on the Anxiety Canada website.
Caretoons, the animated series, was created with the support of British Columbia’s Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions by Point Blank Creative and Anxiety Canada. Voiced by acclaimed comedian and author, Charlie Demers.