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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Fall – what it means to me By Acacia Philcox When I think of fall, the first thing I think of are the stresses of school. They may not seem like big things to most people, but they are to me. Tests, friends, enemies, homework and isolation are what I think of when I think of going back. And this year wasn’t any different. Walking through those school doors, I felt an intense rush of emotions. Fear being the biggest one. My heart was racing through my chest and a million...
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Monday, October 15, 2018
AnxietyBC is now Anxiety Canada! Read our Q&A with Executive Director, Judith Law, on all the exciting changes ahead. Q: Why the name change to Anxiety Canada? A: In becoming Anxiety Canada, we are directing our efforts in BC, and beyond, to provide all Canadians with access to resources, and to advocate about anxiety and mental health. We are also working more closely with provincial anxiety disorders associations and with all levels of government to generate more dialogue and action...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Follow these simple tips to help students minimize their anxiety on the first day back. One week before school: 1. Start your School Sleep Routine Routines can be relaxed in the summer, so a week prior to school is a good time to adjust the family schedule to get everyone back into morning and bedtime habits. Establish bed times for the school year and start following them Ensure the entire family is up when they would be for school For older children, give them their own alarm clock and...
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
My Anxiety Plan for Adults Anxiety Canada is extremely pleased to announce the launch of My Anxiety Plan (MAP) for Adults. MAP is a free online anxiety management toolkit and step-by-step guide for adults. After identifying a need for anxiety management tools that people can use at home, Anxiety Canada, along with a psychologist, developed tools based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that can be used to manage eleven different anxiety and anxiety related disorders. This program and the...
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Thursday, July 6, 2017
Welcome to Anxiety Canada’s STRIDES Summer 2017 Newsletter.  Over the past couple of months, we’ve been gearing up for summer by providing presentations in the community for parents, teachers, as well as summer camp counsellors who are looking for anxiety management strategies for their camp participants. We’ve also been working on new Anxiety Canada programs and resources that I look forward to sharing with you very soon.   In May, we had the pleasure of supporting Mental Health Week...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The Anxiety Canada YouTube Channel has over 50 videos on anxiety-related topics including social anxiety, selective mutism, and panic disorder – to name a few. The following videos were viewed the most over the past month. Check out the videos below, and be sure to subscribe to our channel.  Selective Mutism: Giving Kids a Voice with Dr.Annie Simpson Understanding and Managing Selective Mutism Understanding and Managing Selective Mutism (Cantonese) Helping Your Anxious Child: What it...
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