Anxiety is a normal response to a stressful situation. However, when feelings of anxiety happen often, even without triggers, they can prevent you from doing the things you like to do and need to do. Headstrong recommends several resources that will help you learn about anxiety and different anxiety disorders. Several were selected so that you can help yourself in addition to seeking out help from professionals.
90:10 The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress
What is the single most important thing you can do to manage your stress? This 11-minute whiteboard video on everyday strategies to manage stress was created by Dr. Mike Evans, a family doctor, medical educator, and scientist in Toronto who is very well known and appreciated for his easy-to-follow and highly educational videos. This video describes the good and bad about stress and what you can do about it.
This Canadian self-help app uses brief animated videos to help you learn how to use cognitive behavioral therapy in the management of anxiety and depression. Included are 18 excellent video lessons, each of which are 5 minutes or less. The "Thought Journal" and "Progress Tracker" are two tools that allow you to start applying your skills, necessary for making progress.
Headspace is an innovative app and website that uses established meditation and mindfulness techniques as a self-help approach for managing stress, anxiety, and depression. It advertises itself to be “like a gym membership for the mind." The free 10-day trial (“Take 10”) is the recommended starting place. It allows you to learn the basics of meditation and become familiarized with what Headspace has to offer. A subscription is then required.
A comprehensive website with a wide-range of information on anxiety, anxiety disorders, and tools and techniques for managing anxiety. There are specific sections for children, youth, adults, and parents.
Teen Mental Health
Teen Mental Health (TMH) is recommended by Headstrong for its anxiety, depression, and suicide resources.
Included are numerous resources specific to stress and the different anxiety disorders, each with a focus on youth. Resources are directed at helping individuals, families, educators, and care providers. Dr. Stan Kutcher, a Nova Scotia-based international leader in youth mental health, leads TMH.
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The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety
Author: John P. Forsyth PhD, Georg H. Eifert PhD
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free of Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Second Edition) is a guide with strategies and activities to help readers navigate through their anxiety and find solutions to empower them to move forward through principles of acceptance and commitment therapy. (ACT)
This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit. This award is given to outstanding self-help books that are consistent with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles, and use scientifically proven strategies for overcoming mental health challenges.
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