WATCH — Anxiety: We all experience it. Here’s why

Isabelle MacNeil
Story by Isabelle MacNeil and CBC Kids News • Published 2022-10-04 07:00

It’s one way our body protects us from danger

Every week, CBC Kids News takes a deep dive into a topic that everyone’s talking about. Click the video above or below to watch this week’s KN Explains.

Has this happened to you? Your teacher calls on you to present to your entire class.

Your heart starts to beat a bit faster, your palms start to sweat, you want to run away.


We all feel it at some point in our lives.

It isn't very pleasant, but doctors say it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Have Your Say  - Watch the latest KN Explains video. - Share your thoughts by filling out the question form below. - Check back next week to see if your answer is featured.  This week's question: How do you deal with feelings of anxiety?

Monday, Oct. 10, is World Mental Health Day.

While there are many mental health issues to talk about on that day, anxiety is something you may be hearing a lot about.

So, what exactly is anxiety? Why do we experience it? And how can it protect us from a bear or other real threat?

There’s a lot to unbox here. Don’t worry, get caught up by watching KN Explains: Anxiety. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Have Your Say

This week’s question is all about coping with anxiety. Share the tips and tricks that work for you in the form below.

You can read the answer to last week’s question here.

Have more questions? Want to tell us how we're doing? Use the “send us feedback” link below. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

TOP IMAGE CREDIT:  Graphic design by Philip Street/CBC

About the Contributor

Isabelle MacNeil
Isabelle MacNeil
CBC Kids News Contributor
Isabelle MacNeil is a creative and ambitious Grade 11 student from Dartmouth N.S. with a love for soccer, volleyball, acting and business. Isabelle has been having so much fun working as a contributor for CBC Kids News since September 2018. Isabelle loves reporting stories and hopes to inspire others as a positive role model and believes that giving kids a voice is more important than ever.

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