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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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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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Monday, December 12, 2016
AnxietyBC had the pleasure of partnering with The Chan Centre and UBC’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies for a panel discussion about obsessive compulsive disorder, titled: A Little OCD? The public was invited to come out and learn more about OCD from the panel featuring writer and slam poet Brendan McLeod; co-founder of OCDbc Bruce Mackenzie; inspirational youth with lived experience, Leah John; and registered psychologists Dr. Melisa Robichaud and Dr. Juliana Negreiros. Each panel...
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Monday, December 12, 2016
A baby! A beautiful new little bundle of joy. Pregnancy and early parenthood can indeed be a joyful period for some. Unfortunately, for many new moms, the time during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child is less about coochie coos and more about anxiety and the blues. AnxietyBC aims to raise awareness about what perinatal anxiety is and how to effectively deal with it. Read the blog…
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