Galaxy Brain | Episode 1 | Social Anxiety

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Galaxy Brain – Episode 1 – Social Anxiety (AnxietyCanada.com)

Everyone struggles with social anxiety sometimes, even aliens! Drexal is no exception, which is why he reaches out to his friendly computer to talk about his fears.

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Drexal is an alien living on a remote moon base, which means he has to connect with his friends and peers online—just like so many of us Earthlings are doing now!

It can be tough to connect to other people, especially when you feel anxious in social situations. Luckily, Drexal has a pretty smart computer sidekick who explains that everyone feels social anxiety sometimes and usually things turn out just fine.

You are not alone in your struggle, remember that it’s normal to feel anxiety, especially as the world around us changes. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from someone you trust or find a friend to talk to about your feelings, like Drexal the alien does.

Share Drexal’s video series with other people you know and see if any of them feel the same way. It’s a fun way to share your feelings and maybe help your friends out as well! It’s important to talk about how you feel.

► Have you felt scared or anxious about talking to friends and classmates in person or online?
► Do you worry that you might say something embarrassing?
► Can you think of anyone else who may feel the same way you do?
► Who is someone you trust that you could talk about your feelings with?

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Stay tuned for more of Galaxy Brain, featuring Drexal the alien! Watch as he talks about his anxiety with his computer sidekick and they come up with ideas to help aliens (and humans) express their feelings.

Check out Time Travelling Pizza, our animated series about Chris Crust the pizza slice who travels through time to help himself with his anxiety in hilarious adventures. />
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End Child Anxiety

Galaxy Brain is a pre-teen and teen animated series focusing on topics such as social anxiety, health anxiety, contamination OCD and more. With humour and heart, Galaxy Brain normalizes anxiety in an entertaining way and encourages seeking help from a trusted parent, teacher or friend.

As a parent, educator or health care provider, it can be difficult to talk to pre-teens and teens about mental health, especially during the pandemic. Anxiety Canada has created the Galaxy Brain, Caretoons animated series to open the door to communication, allowing youth the understand that they aren’t alone in their feelings and that talking about their fears can be very helpful.

Many youth don’t realize that what they are feeling is anxiety, as we all face new situations daily during the pandemic and beyond. Being able to name their anxieties, recognize symptoms of anxiety, and understand the impact it has on their lives, are important steps that you can help them with.

Keep the conversation going! Let kids know that it’s ok to talk about their feelings and give them a safe space to express themselves. It can help if you also discuss your own anxieties so that they know they are not alone.

If you’re looking for answers about helping children and teens with anxiety, as well as other mental health resources, then take a look at Anxiety Canada’s helpful links below. There are useful articles for teens, parents, educators or health care providers.

Anxiety 101 – Learn to recognize anxiety and how it affects your thoughts, your body, and your life as a teenager – /

ABC’s of Anxiety – Read about the basics of anxiety in your child or teen and the 6 ways it affects their life – /

Educator Resources – Take a look at our resources for educators on the Anxiety Canada website: /

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Caretoons, the animated series, was created with the support of British Columbia’s Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions by Point Blank Creative and Anxiety Canada. Voiced by acclaimed comedian and author, Charlie Demers.

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