Galaxy Brain is an animated series for pre-teens and teens, focusing on topics like social anxiety, health anxiety, contamination OCD, and more. With humour and heart, our Caretoons normalize anxiety in an entertaining way and encourage seeking help from a trusted parent, teacher, or friend.
As a parent, educator, or healthcare provider, it can be difficult to talk to pre-teens and teens about mental health, especially during the unprecedented times of the pandemic. Anxiety Canada created Caretoons, the animated series, to inspire open communication that allows youth to open up about their anxiety. It’s important they know that talking about their fears can be helpful and that they’re not alone.
Many youths don’t realize that what they are feeling is anxiety, as we all face new situations daily during the pandemic and beyond. Being able to name their anxieties, recognize symptoms of anxiety, and understand the impact it has on their lives, are important steps you can help them with.