Feeling anxiety is supposed to be as helpful as it is unpleasant. Being stuck in a pattern of constant or overwhelming anxiety is no longer helpful. It worsens with racing thoughts and strong body sensations. Level of stress may not seem to fit the situation. Intense physical and mental responses are draining. Anxiety issues may quickly grow to interfere with healthy routine, important activity or social needs.
Common Anxiety Concerns:
- Activity or social avoidance
- Fearfulness, irritability and fatigue
- Constant worrying or racing thoughts
- Sense of being judged or alienated
- Concentration and memory issues
- Physical discomfort, pain and sleep issues
Anxiety contributes to suicide or self-harm risk. If you or someone you know requires urgent help, please call the
Distress line at 780-482-4357 (Edmonton) or 1-800-232-7288 (Rural).
Anxiety is one of the most common health concerns Canadians face. We all learn to handle difficulty, but our resources may fail when feelings are intense or frequent. Our brains and bodies react quickly to stress with primitive fight, flight or freeze responses. Debilitating when unaddressed, anxiety issues are well understood and readily treatable.
We Will Help You:
- Learn to self-regulate anxiety responses
- Shift unhelpful or negative self-talk
- Navigate panic and crisis situations
- Build resilience and regain control of life