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November/December 2022: Adult Readers

For November/December 2022 and in honour of International Day for Tolerance (November 16) and Human Rights Day (December 10), we are honoured to feature and share with you Jessica Victoria's book 'So I Said to My Anxiety...'. Jessica shares her knowledge about anxiety, drawing from her own personal experiences with anxiety disorder as well as knowledge gained through the psychology and mental health courses and training programs she has taken throughout the years. As founder of Stay Strong Collective, Jessica provides text-based anxiety and stress coaching services. This book serves as a tool for those experiencing anxiety; a tool which normalizes anxiety disorder and allows those experiencing anxiety to know they are not alone in their journey to understanding and living with the disorder.

About the Author

Jessica Victoria is the Founder/Executive Director of Stay Strong Collective, an organization in St. Catharines, Ontario which offers an accessible and safe space for people, particularly members of marginalized BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, to participate in various wellness activities, such as art, meditation, yoga, and music. The collective also offers a variety of virtual events to ensure all members of the community have access to get involved.

Jessica Victoria graduated from Niagara College’s Journalism program in 2016 and has also taken multiple psychology/mental health courses and trainings, including Mental Health First Aid and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).

Jessica has authored two outstanding books: 'So I Said to My Anxiety' and 'From Why to Fly: Personal Stories and Advice on Mental, Physical and other Life Challenges'. Within these books, Jessica shares her personal experiences with anxiety and mild depression, as well as a physical disability. She is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and loves helping people through her knowledge, experiences, and advocacy!

Find out more about the Stay Strong Collective by visiting their website:

Educational Resources

Click the button below to access Anxiety Canada's 'Action Anxiety Day Toolkit' in order to Read to Learn & Learn to Change with us!

Interview with Jessica Victoria

May 16, 2022

(International Day of Living Together in Peace)


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