Stress and Anxiety
Stress is a normal part of life. It can even be a good thing, keeping us from dangerous situations and helping us make decisions. However, constant stress and overwhelming anxiety can become serious problems which may need to be treated.
To find out more about stress and anxiety and for some useful tools to help you deal with these feelings in healthy ways, check out our whiteboard video below and our recommendations for the Best of the Rest. Also, make sure to tell us about other awesome resources that aren’t in our list!
||What's this "90:10" thing? Find out what the title means and get some useful, practical advice to help you cope with stress by checking out our whiteboard video.|
The Best of the Rest
|An infographic guide to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
||A "crash course" in CBT from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) which explains what CBT is and what it looks like in practice.
||A colourful, easy to understand summary of CBT. Really like the board game imagery used to describe the treatment process. Very creative!|
|Check Up From the Neck UP
||This simple, online, private, mental health check-up can identify some symptoms of depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder so you can get help if you need it. You can also learn more about mood disorders and find resources.
||Simple but has some excellent multimedia resources and interactive tools (like the one we linked to in this section). Love that they include videos of patients talking about their experiences and put lots of emphasis on peer-to-peer support.|
|How to Cope Better With Life's Challenges
||The short run-down on stress from The American Academy of Family Physicians: What is it? How does it affect your health? What can you do about it?
||Good info presented in an understandable way, straightforward advice, all in one page.|
||In this Wellness Module Here to Help B.C. breaks down the steps to solving life's big and small problems.
||Lots of great Wellness Modules on this site. This PDF gives great tips to help you break down life's challenges into manageable chunks. Easy to follow, practical advice.|
|The Science of Stress
||An article from Fix.com which includes a series of infographics about how stress can affect your health.
||A Colourful, well organized series of infographics which breaks down the science of stressing out. The section on the top ten responses to stress is particularly interesting. What's your go-to way to cope?|
|An expert talks about cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
||In this video (at the bottom of the page) from the U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS), Professor David Clark explains how CBT works and who could benefit from it
||Like the way this British professor explains clearly and straightforwardly what patients can expect from CBT. In a short time he manages to answer a number of frequently asked questions about the treatment. |