Drexal is an alien living far away in the galaxy, but he feels sad, anxious, and worried sometimes just like we are on earth. Check out this episode of Galaxy Brain, where Drexal reviews all the anxiety and fears he’s dealt with during his long mission away from his planet, in our video above!
Drexal is an alien living far away in the galaxy on a moonbase, but today is the last day of his long mission away from his home planet. Drexal’s computer sidekick tells him that it’s time to review his passenger log and reflect on his mission.
The computer’s review shows Drexal experiencing a variety of anxious thoughts while on his mission. The log also shows that his computer sidekick has helped him express his thoughts, feelings, and fears during their time together. Drexal and his computer sidekick reflect on his anxious moments and anxiety tools, like replacing unhelpful thoughts with helpful ones, or talking to people he trusts.
You are not alone in your struggle. Remember that it’s normal to feel anxiety, especially as the world around us changes. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from someone you trust or find a friend to talk to about your feelings, like Drexal the Alien does.
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Share our Caretoons with people you know and see if any of them relate to Drexal. It’s a fun way to share and show others that it’s okay, and even essential, to talk about how you feel. Keep the conversation going! Let youths know that it’s normal to talk about their emotions and create a safe space to express their fears. Open up and discuss your own fears, emotions, and anxiety, so they know they are not alone.
► Do you sometimes feel anxious, or like some of your thoughts may be unhelpful or unwanted? Can you think of helpful thoughts to replace them with?
► Can you think of anyone else who may feel the same way you do?
► Who is someone you trust that you can talk with about your feelings?
See all episodes of Caretoons here.
This episode of Galaxy Brain shows how Drexal and his sidekick have worked through some of his anxieties and how Drexal can continue to analyze his own feelings. Galaxy Brain is an animated series for pre-teens and teens on topics like social anxiety, health anxiety, contamination OCD, and more.
Our animated series, Caretoons, give children and adults ways to recognize and deal with their mental health in a healthy way. Galaxy Brain normalizes anxiety using humour and heart; the series encourages youth and children to seek help from a trusted parent, teacher, or friend.
Anxiety Canada created Galaxy Brain to help parents, educators, or healthcare providers start a dialogue with youth and help them understand that they aren’t alone. Many youths don’t realize that what they are feeling is anxiety. You can help them name their fears and feelings, recognize symptoms, and understand the impact anxious thoughts have on their lives.
Help children and teens with anxiety using Anxiety Canada’s helpful links below. We offer useful articles for teens, parents, educators, and healthcare providers.
For specific ideas on using two of our Caretoons series episodes to talk to kids about health anxiety, see our blog.
Anxiety 101 – Learn to recognize anxiety and how it affects teenagers.
Where to Start with an Anxious Child – Learn about symptoms and how to manage them in a healthy way.
Educator Resources – Take a look at our tips and tools 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.