Anxiety Related Content

The Social Dilemma: Social Media and Your Mental Health

The social media platform Instagram made headlines last year for suppressing likes in an effort to curb the comparisons and hurt feelings associated with attaching popularity to sharing content. But do these efforts combat mental health issues, or are they simply applying a band-aid to a wound? It’s...

Video: Addressing and Overcoming Test Anxiety

Taking tests can be stressful. That’s a fact most of us know from experience. But in today’s increasingly competitive world filled with high-stakes exams, far too many students find themselves overwhelmed by severe test anxiety. Unaddressed, this stress can become debilitating and prompt teens and...

A Parent’s Guide to College Student Mental Health

Parents often need help addressing both the mental health and academic needs of their college-age child. When students have mental health challenges, parents often feel overwhelmed and unsure about where to start to help make things better. Awareness and treatment are essential to preventing crises...

Podcast: Fear, Anxiety, or Panic?

Jeff talks to Dr. Nathaniel Van Kirk about both the helpful and unhealthy ways we respond to perceived and imagined threats. Nathaniel offers tips for recognizing different panic and anxiety disorders, when to seek help, and answers audience questions. Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD , is a licensed...

Video: Effectively Addressing Teen Anxiety and ADHD

It’s not unusual for children and adolescents to feel anxious, nor is it uncommon for them to have trouble regulating their attention. But sustained fear and worry can be symptoms of anxiety disorders, and persistent attention dysregulation can be a sign of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder...

McLean’s Guide to Managing Mental Health Around the Holidays

Elvis once crooned about feeling blue at Christmas time—and we’re here to tell you: It’s perfectly normal to feel that way. There are a variety of reasons why your days may not be merry and bright around the holiday season. It can be the jam-packed social calendar, deadlines at work, the loss of a...

Video: Fear, Anxiety, or Panic?

There’s no question that healthy doses of fear and anxiety can serve us well. Individually or in tandem, they help us avoid everyday dangers and navigate life challenges. In fact, our brains are wired to leverage fear in response to perceived threats, and anxiety in response to threats that may or...

Everything You Need To Know About Anxiety

When we think of “anxiety,” we tend to think about feeling stressed out. Actually, anxiety is our body’s reaction to a threat to our well-being. Without anxiety, we would not react when we are in danger, and we likely wouldn’t be alive today without it. However, anxiety can be so much more than...