Okay, we all get stressed at school from time to time.
Exams, assignments, problems with friends – it can all make us feel pretty worried.
So how do we know what are normal feelings of worry, and what might be anxiety?
Well, anxiety might be a problem for you if:
- It lasts a long time and it feels very intense or overwhelming.
- It doesn’t always seem to have a cause or a reason.
- It interferes with your everyday life (for example, you avoid seeing your friends because you feel anxious).
If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, talking with someone can really help. This could be a family member, friend, Elder or someone else you trust.
And while anxiety can feel overwhelming, there are some simple steps you can follow to help you feel calm again. You can: