Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, develop depression, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America, 2021; Garber & Weersing, 2010

Videos About Anxiety

International OCD Foundation give short explanation of how to talk to students. Closed Captioned, 2:52 minutes.
A psychologist explains how anxiety underlies Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Closed Captioned, 3:53 minutes.  
Webinar by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, outlining the academic challenges a child with anxiety faces and school accommodations to manage anxiety. Closed Captioned, 60:48 minutes.  

10.2%of Indiana children ages 3 to 17 have ever been diagnosed with anxiety problems, compared to 8.5% of youth nationally (Indiana Youth Institute, 2021)   

Only 6 in 10children with an anxiety disorder receive treatment. (Center for Disease Control, 2021)  

25.1%of 13-to-18-year olds have an anxiety disorder (Anxiety & Depression Association of America, 2021)  

Articles About Anxiety

How to Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience (KQED, February 12, 2019)

Outlines the normal function of anxiety, why teen girls are especially vulnerable and how to develop healthy coping strategies.

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The Difference Between Typical Anxiety and An Anxiety Problem (Understood, n.d.)

Chart detailing symptoms and corresponding strategies for schools and parents.

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What Are Anxiety and OCD? (International OCD Foundation, n.d.)

Outlines types of anxiety disorders in children and obsessive compulsive disorder, symptoms, impact, tips, how to find treatment, support and resources.

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What is the Best Treatment for Anxiety? Kids Learn to Handle the Bully in the Brain (Child Mind Institute, 2021)

Explains how Cognitive Behavior Therapy can be used to address anxiety.

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Your Strategies For Supporting Anxious Kids At Home And At School. (KQED, August 26, 2019)

Parents and teachers describe strategies they use to effectively deal with anxiety at home and school.

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More Information About Anxiety

15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for Kids with Anxiety
List of apps to teach children to cope with anxiety.

Anxiety and Kids (Child Mind Institute, 2021)
Comprehensive information explaining symptoms of different types of anxiety and tips for parents and teachers.

Buron, K. D. (2013). When my worries get too big!: A relaxation book for children who live with anxiety. (K. D. Buron, Illus.) Autism Asperger Publishing.
Illustrated children’s book to teach self-calming strategies to 4 to 12 year olds.

Galanti, R. (2020). Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills and Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety and Stress. Zeitgeist Young Adult.
Workbook for 12-17-year olds with strategies broken down into small steps.

How Can Schools Help Kids With Anxiety?
Audio podcast by KQED/National Public Radio with written transcript where students describe their anxiety and they and their school outline support strategies.

Huebner, D. (2017). Outsmarting Worry: An Older Kid's Guide to Managing Anxiety. (K. McHale, Illus.) Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Illustrated book to teach 9–13-year-olds skills to manage anxiety.

Huebner, D. (2006). What to do when you worry too much: A kid's guide to overcoming anxiety. (B. Matthews, Illus.) Magination Press.
Illustrated self-help book for 6–12-year olds.

What Do Anxious Teens Need? (Harvard Graduate School of Education, n.d.)
Series of articles, videos and supports centered around teenagers.


Anxiety & Depression Association of America. (2021, September 19). Understanding Anxiety-Facts & Statistics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (2021, March 22). Data and Statistics on Children’s Mental Health.

Garber, J., & Weersing, V. R. (2010). Comorbidity of Anxiety and Depression in Youth: Implications for Treatment and Prevention. Clinical Psychology : Science and Practice, 17(4), 293–306.

Indiana Youth Institute. (2021). 2021 Indiana KIDS COUNTÒ Data Book: A Profile of Hoosier Youth.