Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger and uncertainty; however, it can become a challenge if it occurs unprompted by a ‘real’ threat, occurs frequently, feels intense or is causing you distress and if it inhibits you from doing fun and essential things in your life.
There are many types of anxiety including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, perfectionism, panic attacks and even encompasses some phobias.
Although anxiety is widespread among all age groups, and many do not seek help in managing this condition. You can speak to your family doctor, nurse practitioner, mental health therapist, counselor, teacher and family or friends regarding your challenges.
If you are having difficulty in these uncertain times, there are also other supports. Please visit the links below for more information regarding anxiety and other resources that may benefit you.