Ways to Get Ahead of Your Worries
Li’s story (You Aren’t Alone)
Lots of things can cause us to worry. Many teens experience these feelings on a regular basis without a significant impact on their daily lives. Fear and worry become problematic when you feel shaky or dizzy, have a rapid heartbeat, or have a hard time breathing when confronted with the stressful event or situation. Your body may begin reacting this way automatically when faced with these situations in the future. Once your fearfulness and worry start affecting your school performance, everyday functioning, relationships, or holds you back from the things you enjoy - it’s time to seek help.
What if my worry is about a social situation?
Many people avoid social situations that make them uncomfortable or bring them stress. We have all kinds of videos and resources in the Head’s Up Checkup app that help you improve stress management techniques. In this quick video, Kiera shares a very personal story of strength.
What if I’m so worried, I’m having trouble sleeping?
It is so important to try to get between 8 and 10 hours of sleep, but there are many factors that might be getting in our way of those goals. There are all kinds of tips for helping improve your sleep in the Head’s Up Checkup app. For example, did you know that doing a relaxing breathing activity can actually decrease your stress levels and improve your ability to rest?
We have put together all kinds of videos, tips and tricks to improve your mental wellbeing in the Head’s Up Checkup app.
Downloading the Head’s Up Checkup app is easy. Simply click on this link (if prompted, please enter the app code: HUCU) and register with your email address or phone number.
( If prompted, please enter the code: HUCU)
If I had known that what was happening to me was not uncommon and wasn’t strange … it would have been a catalyst to seek help.”
If you are in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.