So here's the deal. School aged kids are in school 9 months a year for 13 years. That's a total of 117 of 156 months from kindergarten through 12th grade. I guess you can say going to school is pretty big deal!!!! It's one of the main ways kids gain the academic, social, and emotional skills needed for adult life. The trouble.....anticipating a new grade, a new classroom, a new teacher, making friends, facing bullies, feeling “uncool” or coping with academic pressures can fuel anxiety, even dread. This anxiety may be experienced through symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, sleep difficulties, and even school refusal. With an estimated 28% of American kids demonstrating some sort of school refusal behaviors, we took action and created The School Refusal Program ;)
The AskMidwestAnxiety Show ("The Show") gives you a behind the scenes look at what its like to be a community based therapist. As you ride along, we give you Cognitive Behavioral nuggets (not chicken nuggets ;) to help you win those social and emotional struggles, inspire you to get the most out of your day, and have fun while talking about mental health. Along the way, we jump on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter LIVE to answer you questions about parenting, obsessions, compulsions, fears, phobias, depression, anxiety, and so many more things on how to handle the everyday struggles of life. So sit back, put on your seatbelt, and enjoy the ride ;)
You can do mental health differently! It’s simple. All it takes is doing what you like with the focus on doing it to boost your mental health. If you play the guitar. Play the guitar to get rid of the anxiety, depression, or whatever else is bothering you. If you run. Run with the intention to sweat out your negativity. Doing mental health differently looks differently for all of us. Some of love to paint. Some of love to listen to music. Some of us just can’t shake our struggles and need psychotherapy and medicine. It doesn’t matter how you do mental health as long as you do mental health.
We're not your typical starched collar psychobabble show. Join us LIVE on your favorite social to see how we do mental health differently.
Some struggle more than others, but everyone struggles with something. It is not “us” vs. the “mentally ill.” It is everyone! Everyone has mental health. The more we accept struggling is something that we all do, the more we will share our struggles. Let's make mental health "normal" by sharing our struggles.
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