“I feel like I have butterflies in my stomach all the time and they never go away” -15 year old
We all feel anxious or worried from time to time. Some anxiety is actually good for us as it motivates us to get things done or keeps us out of dangerous situations. But, there are times when anxiety gets to be too much and it interferes with our daily functioning.
Some of the physical symptoms of anxiety are:
Some of the feelings associated with anxiety are:
There are tools to cope with anxiety, from talking to someone to checking out some of these apps which teach you techniques like deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness. Exercise can also reduce anxiety. If these tools aren’t working for you and/or you feel anxiety is taking over your life, please talk to a medical professional. Anxiety doesn’t have to consume your life.
Breathe is an application designed to help you relax, have fun and even practice deep breathing. This application is an interactive guide to relaxed breathing.
Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.
Simple anti stress, relax game.
Meditation and Mindfulness app to help train your mind for a healthier, happier, more enjoyable life.
Teen Talk is a free iPhone app where teens can get support for whatever they may be dealing with from a trained teen. It is a safe, non-judgmental space where you can anonymously post your issue at any time and get support from a trained teen between 6-10pm Pacific time.
Talk about anything from anxiety, depression, relationships, family issues, school… whatever may be causing you stress or worry.