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Mental Health and Wellness Resources: Anxiety and Stress

Student Services counsellors are available to support you in Room 211 in the Main Campus 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, and 9:30am-5pm on Saturday. This guide also offers online resources and information to help you learn about and support your mental health

Are you having a mental health crisis?

Help is available!  You can get free support 24/7: if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE), call 911, or go to your local emergency room.

eBooks

The Anxious Thoughts Workbook

Presents a targeted, transdiagnostic approach for moving past unwanted mental intrusions, and teaches readers how to change the destructive patterns responsible for the persistence of anxious and depressive thinking.

Mind Your Head

Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-harm and personality disorders, the authors talk clearly and supportively about a range of issues facing young people's mental health - whether fleeting or long-term - and how to manage them.

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety

Offers basic information about anxiety to help you recognize what it looks and feels like, and mindfulness tips to help you stay in the moment when you feel worried about the future.

Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety

Offers proven-effective, mindfulness-based practices to help you cope with your anxiety, identify common triggers (such as dating or school performance), learn valuable time-management skills, and feel more calm at home, at school, and with friends.

Coping with anxiety : ten simple ways to relieve anxiety, fear, and worry

These immediate, user-friendly, and effective strategies are designed to help you overcome anxiety. They include step-by-step exercises that you can do in the moment without having to understand the subtleties of the most often used therapies for treating anxiety.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

Helps readers identify the underlying causes of their stress, anxiety, and worry. Teens will also learn to develop a game plan for reducing stress so they can focus on reaching their goals.

A Still Quiet Place for Teens

This book will help you be fully present in the moment, cultivate kindness and curiosity toward yourself and others, and find constructive ways of dealing with the pressures of being a young adult.

The Worry Workbook for Teens

Helps you to target chronic, debilitating worry with proven-effective skills to help you alleviate worry symptoms and prevent them from escalating into anxiety.

Little ways to keep calm and carry on : twenty lessons for managing worry, anxiety, and fear

Twenty short and simple, yet powerful lessons and anxiety-reducing techniques that will help you move past stressful moments with grace.

Anxiety happens : 52 ways to find peace of mind

This essential guide offers fifty-two quick and powerful mindfulness-based strategies to help readers break free from fear, worry, and panic, and cultivate genuine, lasting happiness.

The perfectionism workbook for teens : activities to help you reduce anxiety and get things done

Unhealthy perfectionism causes us to hold ourselves to impossibly high standards that can result in low self-esteem, severe anxiety, and self-destructive behavior. With this workbook, based in proven-effective therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you will develop the self-compassion and mindfulness tools needed to counteract the dire effects of perfectionism and develop new, healthy skills for setting and achieving goals and boosting self-esteem.

Print Books

Anxiety: a Very Short Introduction

Draws on the best scientific research to offer a highly accessible explanation of what anxiety is, why it is such a normal and vital part of our emotional life, and the key factors that cause it.

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Tackles readers' questions regarding anxiety and panic attacks, dispelling misconceptions and examining real-world scenarios that highlight important concepts and controversies.

Anxiety Is Really Strange

Explains anxiety in an easy-to-understand, engaging graphic format with tips and strategies to relieve its symptoms, and change the mind's habits for a more positive outlook.

Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills & Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety & Stress

With proven CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques, this book can be your guide out of the spiraling stress of anxiety and get you back on track to living a happy and healthy life.

Don't Tell Me to Relax!

The author describes her personal struggles with anxiety, from despair and diagnosis to treatment. Also offers help for others struggling with their own anxieties.

Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health

While providing information on the major mental health diagnoses, Siebert also shares ideas and resources to support those who are suffering, including holistic ways of balancing mind, body, heart and spirit.

Looking After Your Mental Health

Provides a gentle guide to good mental health, with input from experts in both psychology and psychiatry.

Mind over Mood

Helps readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy--one of today's most effective forms of psychotherapy--to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems.

Unfuck Your Brain

With humor, patience, and lots of swearing, Dr. Faith shows you the science behind what's going on in your skull and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life.

You Are Not a Rock

The author makes the case that instead of trying to feel less and avoid pain and stress, we need to build emotional fitness, especially our capacity for strength, balance and focus.

Zen Teen

Addresses the epidemic of teen anxiety with powerful coping mechanisms and creative tools-including quizzes, tons of engaging exercises and a cool playlist-designed for the teenage mind.

The wellbeing workout : how to manage stress and develop resilience

This book offers you an encyclopedia of self-help options for you to adapt according to how you tick and to the circumstances you find yourself in at any given moment. It addresses 60 different issues, and for each one provides a short 'Spotlight' to understand the issue, 'Top Tips' for dealing with it, and an 'Action plan' to put those tips into practice. Wellbeing is about managing the ebbs and flows of what life throws at us. It's a mindset, a personal commitment and an ongoing endeavour.

Tools and Resources

COVID-19 Support

COVID-19 Support and Resources 

Collected information, resources, and links to free virtual counselling, phone support, and other tools to help you handle this new kind of normal.