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Anxiety facts

Anxiety has absolutely nothing


to do with strength, character
or courage.
Symptoms of Anxiety
On average, about 1 in
Most of the day or nearly every day you
5 young people have
may feel one or all of the following: anxiety.
 Excessive worrying
 Nail biting
 Upset stomach
About 30% of girls and 20% of
 Dread, panic and/or fear
 Racing heart
boys--totaling 6.3 million
 Butterflies teens--have had an anxiety
 Dizziness disorder, according to data
 Feel restless and have trouble from the National Institute of Coping with Anxiety
relaxing Mental Health.
 Have to go to the bathroom a lot
in Middle School
 Have trouble controlling your
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worries or feelings of nervousness
 A hard time concentrating
 Knowing the right answer, but afraid Resources and Services
of saying it wrong.
 Tremble or twitching to help
 difficulty falling or staying asleep

Anxiety happens because a part of It IS treatable and


your brain thinks there might be manageable.
something it needs to protect you
from.
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Be good to yourself
Talk to your parents or guardian, teachers and/or http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages
counselors
/home.aspx In middle school, you
Boys Town (all genders)
Exercising, breathing and eating are 1st steps. are at a point in your
 Notice your breathing, breath through your
nose slowly.
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Foundation for Social Anxiety
 Daily meditation and exercise relaxes the opening up to you.
mind. https://www.heysigmund.com/anxiety-
 Eating unprocessed, healthy food, and food in-teens/
that contains good bacteria (such as https://www.heysigmund.com/anxiety-
yoghurt) can help to balance things out at-school/
inside your gut and put things back on Teenagers and Anxiety You do matter and you
track. will make a difference!
 Your counselor may teach you how to be https://adaa.org/living-with-
aware of your feelings and how to use these anxiety/children
when you start feeling anxious or nervous. https://adaa.org/understanding-
anxiety/social-anxiety-disorder
Social Anxiety

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topic It’s a world that needs


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National Institute of Mental Health your wisdom, your
courage and your
Anxiety Phone Apps
https://www.anxietybc.com/resources/ interesting and very
mindshift-app
https://www.anxietyrelieverapp.com wonderful take on
https://www.headspace.com/
https://www.calm.com/
things.