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ACCEPTING ANXIETY, Part 2/2: Can Anxiety Be Good? | Sanders Sides

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I don't think I've ever been described as particularly... chill. My heightened anxiety, both socially and in general has been something I've had to deal with a lot. But what if any and all fear, shame, and anxiety suddenly up and went away? In this Sanders Sides video, that very thing has happened, and we do our best to reason out the potential upsides to anxiety, whether or not its a good thing to have it back.

I want to thank my absolutely AMAZING friends, Joan and Talyn. Not only did they help me write this episode, they helped me create props, build set, and assisted with special effects. They also offered their own insight into having increased anxiety and panic attacks. Their input was invaluable to the creation of this video.

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Also, thank you to Drew Gooden for helping to create the thumbnail and the opening "Sanders Sides" graphic for this video!!

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Although this video goes over potential upsides to anxiety, everyone struggles with anxiety in different ways. If you're struggling with anxiety or something else, here are a few numbers you can call if you need someone to talk to and don't know where to turn. Or you can visit this website: (https://www.mentalhelp.net/articles/anxiety-hotline/)

Boys Town National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000
(Available 24/7)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Spanish Speakers: 1-888-628-9454
The Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889
Veterans: 1-800-273-8255
(Available 24/7)
Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
(Available 24/7)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
(Available 10AM - 6PM EST, Mon-Fri)
Teen Line: 1-310-855-HOPE (4673) or 1-800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336)
(Available 6PM - 10PM PST)
(Also available by texting “TEEN” to 839863)

Works Cited:

Can Anxiety Be Good for Us?:(https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hide-and-seek/201207/can-anxiety-be-good-us)

Unexpected Advantages of Anxiety:

Yerkes-Dodson Curve: (http://challengingcoaching.co.uk/the-yerkes-dodson-curve-performance-under-pressure/)

Breathing Exercise: (https://bebrainfit.com/breathing-exercises-anxiety/)

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