Chris Crust loves skateboarding and hanging out with friends! But sometimes his anxiety gets the best of him. 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. Watch this episode of Time Travelling Pizza above!
In this episode, Chris Crust is worried about the future (and the present) as he scrolls through his phone. Will things ever get better? Chris’s future self shows up to comfort him, but his answers aren’t that simple: things will get better, but sometimes they’ll get worse, too. There will be bad times and GREAT times, but dwelling on what may go wrong won’t change the future; it will just make you feel bad no matter what ends up happening!
If you feel uncertain about the future, you are not alone in your struggle. Remember that it’s normal to feel the impact of anxiety and uncertainty, especially as the world around us changes. Even if you can’t talk to yourself from the future, you can still find someone to discuss your feelings with. A friend, parent, or trusted teacher can help you recognize and cope with your fears and anxieties.
Talking with Kids About Future Anxiety
Share this video series with other 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 kids 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 feel you worry about the world around you and what the future may look like?
► 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 to about the way you feel?
Take a look at Galaxy Brain, our other Caretoons series, where Drexal the Alien deals with future uncertainty.
Watch all our Caretoons episodes to see our relatable, fun characters deal with different anxiety challenges.
Helping Youth Recognize Anxiety
Time Travelling Pizza is an animated series for pre-teens and teens on topics like social anxiety, health anxiety, separation anxiety, how to do a body scan, and more. 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 ‘Caretoons’ to help parents, educators, and healthcare providers start a dialogue with youth and help them understand that they’re not alone.
Many youths don’t realize that they are experiencing 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 resources. We offer useful articles for teens, parents, educators, and healthcare providers.
Anxiety 101 – Learn to recognize anxiety and how it can impact teens.
ABC’s of Anxiety – Read about the basics of anxiety in your child or teen and the 6 ways it affects their life.
Educator Resources – Take a look at our tools and tips 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.