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Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. This can cause feelings of stress.

People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.

 

You can learn to control these emotions by trying some of the resources that follow. 

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Anxiety BC provides simple, step-by-step instructions on how to deal with specific issues related to anxiety - such as how to get a good night's sleep or dealing with uncertainty in your daily life. There are also tips and techniques to help you relax, plan for more healthy living, set goals and change your way of thinking about things.

Anxiety site for people suffering from an anxiety disorder, including panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all Canadians and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Here to Help offers skills for handling stress, depression, difficult emotions and body image.

This simple, online mental health quiz can help identify some symptoms of common mood disorders such as depression and anxiety so you can get help if you need it.

Help guide which provides practical, motivating information you can use to help yourself and others. From abuse and addictions to stress and schizophrenia, this website covers a wide range of topics.