Drexal the Alien is worried about the things he can’t control—and in this episode of Galaxy Brain, his anxiety about future uncertainty worsens. Luckily, his computer sidekick is there to help him out. Watch the Caretoons episode in our video above!
Drexal is an alien living far away in the galaxy, but he feels sad and worried sometimes like we do here on earth. Today is the last day of Drexal’s long mission away from his planet and now he must return home and deal with change. Watch as Drexal’s computer sidekick helps him express his anxious, worried, and sad feelings. Together, they talk it out and try to enjoy the present moment.
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.
Sharing is Caring
Share our video series with other people you know and see if any of them relate to Drexal. It’s a fun way to share, and it’s essential 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 worry about the future and things you can’t control?
► Does thinking about upcoming uncertainty in your life make you uneasy?
► Can you think of anyone else who may feel the same way you do?
► Who is someone you trust that you could talk to about your feelings?
Helping Youth Recognize Future Anxiety
Galaxy Brain is an animated series for pre-teens and teens on topics like social anxiety, health anxiety, contamination OCD, and more. With humour and heart, Galaxy Brain normalizes anxiety in an entertaining way and encourages youth 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.
More Anxiety Resources
Help children and teens with anxiety using Anxiety Canada’s helpful links below. We offer useful articles for teens, parents, educators, and healthcare providers.
Anxiety 101 – Learn to recognize anxiety and how it affects your thoughts, your body, and your life as a teenager
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 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.