Mental Health and Self-care

Coping with Anxiety

https://www.anxietycanada.com/

Check out this link for articles, tips and tricks, videos and much more around living with anxiety. From fact based articles to peoples stories. Very interesting and informative.

https://www.calm.com/ 

Calm is an app you can access on the internet or through your app store 

This App can teach you some calming strategies from helping you sleep to meditation. Great for a beginner when learning how to meditate and be mindful when it comes to stress and anxiety. 

http://www.childanxiety.net/

This website contains facts about anxiety and different techniques to try for coping. Different techniques include different resources as well as ideas for distraction such as educational games/toys. 

Mental Health Resources

If you are in need of immediate counselling supports/assistance, please consider calling the

  • Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) or the
  • Distress Line of South Western Alberta (403-327-7905 or 1-888-787-2880)

If you are looking for a live chat option, you can follow this link to access supports:

If you are looking for a texting option, you can

  • text CONNECT to 686868

If this is an emergency, please

call 911 immediately

TedTalks the importance of diet and sleep

https://www.ted.com/talks/richard_j_wood_how_do_carbohydrates_impact_your_health

Self-care is seen in many different lights, a major part of self-care is making sure what we eat benefits our body. This TedTalk discusses how carbohydrates like bread effect your body when consumed. 

https://www.ted.com/talks/shilpa_ravella_how_the_food_you_eat_affects_your_gut

https://www.ted.com/talks/mia_nacamulli_how_the_food_you_eat_affects_your_brain

Keeping with the topic of what you put into your body here are two videos of how food affetcs the brain and your guts

https://www.ted.com/talks/shai_marcu_the_benefits_of_a_good_night_s_sleep

Sleep is a very important aspect of self-care and this video explains why. 

https://www.ted.com/talks/claudia_aguirre_what_would_happen_if_you_didn_t_sleep

https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_kwartler_what_causes_insomnia

Connecting with the importance of sleep here is what happens if you do not sleep and what causes insomnia