Conversations About Student Mental Health

Coping With Fear & Anxiety

April 15, 2020 Christopher J. Leonard, MSW, LCSW, M.ED Season 1 Episode 9
Conversations About Student Mental Health
Coping With Fear & Anxiety
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Conversations About Student Mental Health
Coping With Fear & Anxiety
Apr 15, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9
Christopher J. Leonard, MSW, LCSW, M.ED

In this episode, Chris Leonard talks about how to understand and manage the anxiety many of us have been struggling with during the pandemic crisis. His guest is John Reilly, a clinical social worker and certified psychoanalyst with 30 years of experience working with adolescents and adults.

Highlights include:

  • Where anxiety comes from and the helpful purpose it can serve.
  • How to lessen the physical symptoms that can come from repressed anxiety.
  • Tips for overcoming unhealthy avoidance habits, such as alcohol or overeating.
  • How anxiety can become a habitual response.
  • The potential impact of anxiety about the current crisis on people who have experienced trauma. 
  • The best ways to talk to children and teens to minimize anxiety.  
Show Notes

In this episode, Chris Leonard talks about how to understand and manage the anxiety many of us have been struggling with during the pandemic crisis. His guest is John Reilly, a clinical social worker and certified psychoanalyst with 30 years of experience working with adolescents and adults.

Highlights include:

  • Where anxiety comes from and the helpful purpose it can serve.
  • How to lessen the physical symptoms that can come from repressed anxiety.
  • Tips for overcoming unhealthy avoidance habits, such as alcohol or overeating.
  • How anxiety can become a habitual response.
  • The potential impact of anxiety about the current crisis on people who have experienced trauma. 
  • The best ways to talk to children and teens to minimize anxiety.