Anxiety and depression cause pain for people all over the world. We often get stuck in these negative feelings by trying to avoid our emotions. But we can take action by allowing ourselves to feel our emotions, demonstrate them, reach out for support, and start the healing process.
Watch the video (~6 minutes long) with your students and have them take simple notes about what they learned or were reminded of.
Now, have them think about a time they experienced anxiety or depression or both at the same time. What was that like? If they are comfortable doing so, ask them to share aloud with the group:
Did you try to hide your feelings? Why? How did that feel?
Did you share your feelings with others? Why? How did that feel?