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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
AnxietyBC Provides a 12-Step Back to School Checklist for Parents Simple Tips to Help Minimize Student Anxiety on the First Day   August 22, 2017 - Vancouver, BC - The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC™) is helping to reduce the anxiety associated with returning to school by providing parents with a 12-step checklist that they can use to help transition their children back into their school routines. Taking some simple but important steps - one week, a...
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Thursday, July 6, 2017
Welcome to AnxietyBC’s STRIDES Summer 2017 Newsletter.  Over the past couple of months, we’ve been gearing up for summer by providing presentations in the community for parents, teachers, as well as summer camp counsellors who are looking for anxiety management strategies for their camp participants. We’ve also been working on new AnxietyBC programs and resources that I look forward to sharing with you very soon.   In May, we had the pleasure of supporting Mental Health Week by...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
In each issue of Strides, we highlight one anxiety-related condition. In this issue, we will feature Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours – what it is and what you can do. What is Body-Focussed Repetitive Behaviors? Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours, or BFRBs, are a cluster of habitual behaviours that include hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, nose picking, and lip or cheek biting. Currently, the most recent edition of the clinician’s diagnostic manual (DSM-5), lists both hair pulling,...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
AnxietyBC supported Mental Health Week this year, by selecting one anxiety-related topic each day to discuss. Throughout the week, we shared articles, information, and resources on the daily subject matter with our audiences, with the goal of encouraging others to talk about mental health and anxiety. In case you missed it, we’ve included links to our posts below.   Monday, May 1st - Anxiety in the Workplace The economic impact of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
VCC Mental Health Day On Thursday, May 4th, AnxietyBC attended VCC’s Mental Health Day. AnxietyBC volunteer, Shab was at the Broadway campus answering questions about AnxietyBC’s resources and providing students with literature on anxiety.  Thanks to Shab and everyone else you came out to support VCC’s Mental Health Day. Parker Art Salon AnxietyBC was the charity of choice for the 3rd Annual Parker Art Salon. On Friday, May 5th, The Parker Street Studios were transformed into a fine art...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The AnxietyBC YouTube Channel has over 50 videos on anxiety-related topics including social anxiety, selective mutism, and panic disorder – to name a few. The following videos were viewed the most over the past month. Check out the videos below, and be sure to subscribe to our channel.  Selective Mutism: Giving Kids a Voice with Dr.Annie Simpson Understanding and Managing Selective Mutism Understanding and Managing Selective Mutism (Cantonese) Helping Your Anxious Child: What it looks...
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