We all feel nervous or worried at times. This anxiety can be a helpful feeling when it motivates us or warns us of danger. An anxiety disorder, on the other hand, causes unexpected or unhelpful anxiety that seriously impacts our lives, including how we think, feel, and act.Continue readingAnxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders affect about 12 percent of Canadians. They include phobias, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario is a nonprofit organization based in Ottawa, whose mandate is to assist individuals with anxiety conditions and their families, to promote both public and professional awareness of these conditions, and to provide programs, and educational services.
Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada is a Canadian nonprofit organization whose aim is to promote the prevention, treatment and management of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of people who suffer from them.
Mental Health and Addiction 101: Anxiety Disorder is an online tutorial available from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Many of us have small habits that make us feel better, but we can also live without them. For example, we might think of something as lucky or have a routine that feels comforting. But for people who experience obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), these behaviours are much more intense and disruptive […]Continue readingObsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Everyone feels scared at times. But sometimes, fear can come up in a situation that isnt expected. This fear stops us from going about our usual routines or working towards our goals. Phobias and panic disorder are two examples of mental illnesses that can lead to these problems.Continue readingPhobias and Panic Disorders
Frightening situations happen to everyone at some point. People can react in many different ways: they might feel nervous, have a hard time sleeping well, or go over the details of the situation in their mind. These thoughts or experiences are a normal reaction. They usually decrease over time and […]Continue readingPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Learn about anxiety and how to find help for children and teens in Ontario.Continue readingUnderstanding and Finding Help for Anxiety