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Monday, December 12, 2016
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Monday, December 12, 2016
In October, Dr. Kristin Buhr, a regular collaborator of Anxiety Canada, presented a workshop at the BC School Counsellors Conference titled: Strategies and Resources for Helping Youth Manage Anxiety. Kristen talked to the counsellors about effective strategies and resources for helping youth manage anxiety. She helped the participants learn CBT-based strategies and covered two Anxiety Canada resources – youth.anxietycanada.com and the free MindShift app that they can apply to support students...
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Monday, December 12, 2016
Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted the second annual Pieces of Mind Mental Health Conference in October. Dr. Gabriela Ionita, a collaborator with Anxiety Canada, was invited to be the keynote speaker. Dr. Ionita provided an overview about anxiety in young adults and discussed what strategies and resources students can use to help them manage their anxiety.  It was a heart-warming event where several speakers openly shared their personal journeys with anxiety, depression, and trauma....
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Monday, December 12, 2016
Even though the cardiologist reassured him his heart was fine, he couldn’t stop worrying about his health. “My mind was totally focused on the symptoms in my body—a tight chest, a little dizziness. Every small symptom would trigger a panic attack,” he said. As he spent entire days scanning his body for illness, his old life melted away. He stopped going out in public because restaurants made his back spasm and busy streets caused hyperventilation. He quit his job, drifted, and eventually went...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Movember has ended, so we'd like to give a shout out to all the people who discarded their razors in support of prostate cancer and men's mental health. Anxiety Canada is pleased to share Movember supporter, Henry Allan’s story with you: I started suffering from OCD around the age of 13, and continued to deal with it right through my teens. By the time I was 20, my OCD had become so severe my life came to a complete stop. It literally took me hours to choose which side of the bed to get out of...
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Join us at the Chan Centre on November 9th, for a candid, informative panel discussion about obsessive compulsive disorder featuring writer and actor Brendan McLeod; co-founder of OCDbc Lynn Furlotte and her daughter Leah John; and registered psychologists Dr. Melisa Robichaud and Dr. Juliana Negreiros. Registered Psychologist and Anxiety Canada Board Director, Dr. Melanie Badali will moderate the evening. For more information, click here.
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