Anxiety Related Content

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...

Why You Put Things Off Until the Last Minute

It’s the end of your workday and you’re staring at the to-do list you made earlier. You have one project at the bottom of the list that you’ve been putting off. It’s already late—you still haven’t gotten to it. You tell yourself you’ll tackle the item tomorrow. You become increasingly frustrated...

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...

Podcast: Your Most Popular Questions About Anxiety in Kids and Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. R. Meredith Elkins about symptoms of anxiety in kids and appropriate treatment options. Meredith discusses healthy and unhealthy levels of anxiety in kids, shares similarities and differences between anxiety disorders and mood disorders, and answers audience questions about how, by...

Understanding Fear, Anxiety, and Phobias

Fear is the response to a perceived threat, while anxiety involves worry about a threat that has not yet, or may never, happen. For example, if we’re in a dark parking garage late in the evening, it’s a good thing if we have a little anxiety and/or fear. Fear encourages us to be on the lookout and...

Teaching Kids How To Manage Anxiety and Families How To Help

As some reports suggest that anxiety disorders may have more than doubled during the pandemic, the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program (MAMP) has been at the vanguard of treating children and adolescents who struggle with a wide range of disorders, including social anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia...

Podcast: Easing Back-to-School Anxieties for Kids & Parents

Jenn talks to Julie Cullen about the anxiety that can come with transitioning back to school. Julie shares tips and tricks to feel more excited about the upcoming school year, provides methods for lowering anxiety for both children and adults, and answers audience questions about how we can all feel...

Video: Easing Back-to-School Anxieties for Kids & Parents

Transitioning back to school can be nerve-wracking for parents and kids alike. Even without a pandemic, starting a new academic year can be stressful, anxiety-inducing, and frustrating for everyone involved. So how can we feel emotionally healthy in an unpredictable time for families? And when many...

Power Down: 5 Ways To Fight Digital Burnout

Digital burnout, or the feelings of anxiety, exhaustion, and apathy caused by spending too much time on digital devices, is a growing problem. As technology makes us more interconnected and more of us rely on computers, tablets, and smartphones for work or school, the risk of burning out goes up and...

Video: Helping Adolescents With Anxiety

Anxiety is something we all have, but too much anxiety has the potential to impact every part of a young person’s life, including their physical health, emotional well-being, and social habits. When a teen is overly anxious, they can feel isolated and misunderstood—and may have a difficult time...