What is anxiety
What is anxiety stress and panic
Welcome to Ask Alex, where you can find answers to your questions and get the support you need. It’s completely okay to have questions about feelings like anxiety, stress, and panic, especially at your age. Let’s break it down in a way that makes sense.
Anxiety is like when your mind gets worried or scared about something, even if there might not be a real danger. Stress is when you feel overwhelmed or tense because of things like school, friendships, or family stuff. And panic is when your anxiety or stress feels really intense and makes your heart race, your breathing fast, and can even make you feel like you’re losing control.
Remember, it’s completely normal to feel these things from time to time, but it’s also important to talk about them and get help when needed. You’re not alone in this. There’s a fantastic resource called the ISPCC Digital Mental Health and Wellbeing programmes, which you can explore at www.ispcc.ie/guided-digital-programmes/. They have great tools and advice to help you manage these feelings.
And if you ever want to talk to someone directly, the Childline Team is here for you 24/7. You can reach us by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or chat with them live at www.Childline.ie (just click on the orange Live Chat tab). You’re never alone, and we’re here to support you and explore your options with you. Don’t hesitate to reach out whenever you’re ready.
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