Anxiety

What is it

Having anxiety can be normal when dealing with stress and serves as an alert in order that we pay attention.  Anxiety Disorders are when you experience excessive anxiety or fear.  Anxiety disorders are treatable.

Dealing with anxiety can cause avoidance from situations that may worsen their anxiety and fear.  Anxiety can interfere with school, social activities, and other functions.

Types of Anxiety Disorder

There are several different types of anxiety disorder and it is best if you go to a doctor to seek help to make sure you get the proper help.

  • Excessive worry
  • Not being able to control the worry
  • Restlessness, feeling on edge
  • Easily fatigued
  • Difficulty concentration
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbance (difficulty falling and staying asleep, restless, unsatisfying sleep)
  • Impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning

Help

Are you concerned that you might be struggling with anxiety, we are here to help!

Other people you can seek help from would be a school nurse, teacher, counselor, trusted adult, parents

What do I say?

“I don’t know what to do…”
“Can we talk?”
“I am struggling with…”

Speak up for yourself, find someone to talk to, know what your needs are, and know how to communicate.

on May 2 • by