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Monday, December 12, 2016
In October, Dr. Kristin Buhr, a regular collaborator of AnxietyBC, 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 AnxietyBC resources – youth.anxietybc.com and the free MindShift app that they can apply to support students struggling with...
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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 AnxietyBC, 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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Monday, December 12, 2016
Do you know of a teen or young adult who can benefit from some tools to help stop anxiety from controlling his or her life? Did you know that we have an app for that? You can download the MindShift App for FREE on iTunes and Google Play. Find out more - https://www.anxietybc.com/resources/mindshift-app. AnxietyBC also has a youth site dedicated to helping teens and youth manage their anxiety. Learn more at http://youth.anxietybc.com/.
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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. AnxietyBC 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; I...
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
AnxietyBC 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 AnxietyBC consultant spoke about anxiety and answered questions from school students and staff. For more information on the...
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