Youth

Jacob worries a lot and avoids things that might trigger his worry, like watching the news about crime in his neighbourhood. Hear more about Jacob's story!Jacob's Fear Ladder.Jacob also gets anxious about making mistakes and being in new or...
Christine has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Obsessions are unwanted thoughts, impulses, or images that get stuck in your head and bother you (such as excessive doubts, fear of germs, fear of hurting yourself or others, needing things to be...
Christine has a fear of germs. She worries that if she touches something dirty she could get sick and even die! Learn more about Christine's story!Christine's Fear Ladder.Christine is also afraid to eat anything with her hands because she...
Anita has a phobia. Phobias are really intense fears of certain places, situations, or things. Common phobias include insects, animals, blood, needles, heights, going to the dentist, flying, and small, enclosed spaces.See Anita's story.See how Anita...
Anita had a phobia of wasps and bees, and avoids going places where she thinks she might get stung. Hear more about Anita's story!Anita's Fear Ladder (learning to manage fears).Anita also has a fear of needles and can build a separate fear...
Aman has symptoms of post-traumatic stress. This is an anxiety problem that can develop after someone has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event (like a car accident, or a sexual or physical assault). People who have post-traumatic stress tend...
Aman was in a car accident and has been avoiding learning to drive a car because he's afraid he'll be in another accident. Hear more about Aman's story.See Aman's fear ladder.Aman is also afraid to go near the scene of his accident. He can...
Let's be honest, everyone gets anxious. Sometimes we just need the words to start talking about it and some tools to cope. 
Let's be honest, everyone gets anxious. Sometimes we just need a new perspective and some tools to cope.
You worry you'll sweat, your hands will tremble, your voice will shake, you'll spill your drink, your mind will go blank, and you'll say something stupid. Sound familiar? Everyone gets anxious. But sometimes anxiety can become a problem. It can be...
You sit down to write the test. Suddenly, your heart starts pounding, you can't breath, and your mind goes blank. Sound familiar? Everyone gets anxious. But sometimes anxiety can become a problem. It can be hard to know how to cope and where to get...
Do you feel nervous or anxious when talking to others? Do you feel self-conscious and worry about what others think? Does social anxiety stop you from doing things and enjoying life? Everyone gets anxious. But sometimes anxiety can become a problem...
Rob has social anxiety, which is an excessive fear of social or performance situations. He is overly worried that he'll do something to embarrass himself or that others will think badly of him.  Find Rob's story here.See how Rob learned to...
Do you frequently worry? Are you unable to relax or turn off your mind? Do worries keep you up at night and stop you from enjoying things? Everyone gets anxious. But sometimes anxiety can become a problem. It can be hard to know how to cope and...
Rob has social anxiety and feels uncomfortable talking to girls.Hear more about Rob's story.Here is Rob's fear ladder.Rob is also afraid to ask and answer questions in class. He can make a separate fear ladder to face that fear.This is a simulation...
Millie suffers from panic disorder. She has unexpected panic attacks, which are sudden rushes of very intense fear. When she has these attacks, she worries that something horrible is going to happen to her, such as fainting, going crazy, losing...
Millie worries about having panic attacks and avoids situations where she might have one, like the mall. Learn more about Millie's story!This is Millie's fear ladder.Millie is also afraid to be at home alone. She can make another fear ladder to...
Jacob has generalized anxiety, which means he spends a lot of time worrying about a lot of different things. Although everyone worries sometimes, Jacob's worries are excessive (a lot more than other people) and hard to control.For more on Jacob's...