1:45 Meaghan Stratford
2:08 Dr. Ashley Miller
3:40 Defining anxiety
- “Anxiety is not pathological. Anxiety is normal. We need anxiety to survive.”
4:32 Body alarm analogy for anxiety
5:58 Defining depression
7:05 Differences in diagnosis of anxiety and depression between kids and adults
8:40 Physical symptoms in anxiety
9:35 Causes of anxiety
- “Belonging to a group and doing well in school are the two big things that matter to school-aged kids”
10:49 Transition points where anxiety may be more common
11:45 Common causes of depression
13:24 Role of lifestyle factors (sleep & physical activity)
- “Most of our kids are chronically sleep deprived.”
- 15:26 Participaction report (https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/thought-leadership/report-card/2018)
16:20 Social media influence
- “There is such pressure to be available all the time.”
17:30 Recognizing anxiety and depression in your kids
19:49 Other than parents, who recognizes a change in a child’s behaviour
21:21 Resources for friends
- Foundry (https://foundrybc.ca)
22:03 Management options for anxiety
- Anxiety BC (https://www.anxietybc.com)
- YMCA Teen Mindfullness Group (https://gv.ymca.ca/Programs/Youth-Engagement/Teen-Mindfulness-Group)
- “You can find mindfulness activities in anything.”
25:25 Management options for depression
- Dealing with Depression (http://dwdonline.ca)
- “Kids need time to play.”
- YMCA Jumpstep (https://www.vancouveryouth.ca/node/3814)
29:35 Questions from the crew
- What age does anxiety become most noticeable in youth?
- Do kids grow out of their anxiety?
- Has there been a noticeable increase in anxiety with more screen time?
- Is mindfulness and meditation something and offered and encouraged among youth?
- When diagnosing anxiety, what is the process of deciding if the patient should go on medication?
- Can you recognize depression in children at the very early stages in life?
35:03 Concluding thoughts