Anxiety

Everyone experiences worry, fear and anxiety sometimes. It is a normal emotional response. It becomes a problem if you feel so anxious or afraid that it interferes with your normal day-to-day activities.

Some Common Symptoms

  • always being in a bad mood

  • irritability

  • unrealistic fear that something bad will happen

  • constant worry about school performance, friends, family, money, etc.

  • having difficulty going to sleep and staying asleep

  • having nightmares

  • difficulty concentrating

  • rapid breathing

  • headaches, muscle tension

  • sweating

What Can You Do?

RELAXATION:  Things like going for a walk, listening to music or doing yoga might help you relax. Check the internet for information on relaxation.

EATING RIGHT:  When people feel anxious, they often don’t care of themselves. Eat regular meals and make sure that  you are eating healthy foods.

TALKING: Keeping things bottled up inside is likely going to increase your anxiety. Talk to a trusted friend or family member about the things that are making you feel anxious.

SEEK HELP:  Click here for information on how to make a referral to FIREFLY for help to manage your anxiety.