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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Skaha Lake Middle School counsellor, Louise Ganton, identified a subject matter that her students perceived as a significant barrier to their happiness and success – anxiety. In response, she included anxiety modules in her new Healthy Living Course, mandatory for grade eight students.  She worked with Anxiety Canada to develop modules that focus on teaching anxiety management strategies, so students learn to manage their own anxiety at school and at home. Registered clinical...
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
October 9 – 15th marked #OCDWeek, a week dedicated to promoting awareness, education, and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders. Those impacted by OCD shared their stories online and engaged in conversation with others. If you want to learn more about what OCD is and how it’s managed, click here or check out the conversation on Twitter #OCDWeek.
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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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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Anxiety Canada accompanied Green Thumb Theatre for the production of Still/Falling at five British Columbia schools this past month. Still/Falling follows Nina, a 15-year-old girl who tries to come to terms with what it means to struggle with anxiety and depression, and to rise above it with as much strength, and as few scars, as possible. After each presentation, an Anxiety Canada consultant spoke about anxiety and answered questions from school students and staff. For more information on the...
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
October 2 – 8 was Mental Health Awareness Week (MIAW), a national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. This year’s theme was Spreading Awareness, Reducing Stigma #endthestigma. In case you missed it, check out the conversation on Twitter #MIAW2016. We would like to help reduce the stigma by sharing seven facts about anxiety: 1. Anxiety is normal. Everyone experiences anxiety at times. 2. Anxiety is adaptive. It is...
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
In October, we launched the new Anxiety Canada blog. Be sure to bookmark it and check back often. Our first blog covered wellness in the workplace in conjunction with October’s Workplace Wellness Month. If you have a blog topic in mind or if you would like to be a guest blogger, email us at media@anxietycanada.com. Check out our first blog post here. 
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