Houston runner and mental health professional Cali Werner has written a children's book about dealing with issues of anxiety, called "Anxious Annie."

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How a collegiate athlete turned her personal struggles into a children’s book, ‘Anxious Annie’

Posted on · Cali Werner, a former Rice University track athlete, dealt with severe OCD growing up competing in elite sports. Now she’s a licensed social worker specializing in OCD, anxiety, negative thinking patterns, fear of failure and burnout and has written a children’s book about those subjects.


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Where the abortion fight is headed (Jan. 11, 2024)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn how ongoing United flight cancellations at Bush Airport due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 9 jets is affecting air travel in and out of the city. And we discuss where the abortion fight is headed next.

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Friday’s Show: Managing Coronavirus Anxiety (March 13, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Managing stress and anxiety related to the coronavirus outbreak, how the virus is affecting area nonprofits, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and a Houston couple who inspired a Tony Award-winning musical.

Parent and activist Travis McGee addressed a crowd of people at the HISD meeting while the board was in closed session and before a scuffle erupted with police officers.

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Study: Stress And Even OCD Symptoms On The Rise After 2016 Election

Posted on · Research from Baylor College of Medicine indicates that, following the 2016 election, many individuals have reported intrusive thoughts -- and even ritualistic behaviors -- associated with anxiety and stress related specifically to the state of politics.


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Full Show: Stress After The 2016 Election, And A Lost Boy Of Sudan (May 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about hotspots of the dangerous chemical dioxin found in some area waterways. Then, a new study seems to indicate an increase in stress after the 2016 election. Plus, a former Lost Boy of Sudan shares his story. And we bid farewell to Houston Public Media's Edel Howlin.

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Athletes Need Treatment For Mental Health Issues As Much As Sore Ankles

Posted on · Mental health issues are common among athletes and are just as important to treat as physical injuries, according to a Houston-area sports psychologist and sports medicine specialist.

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Are Mental Health Issues in Kids Under Diagnosed?

Posted on · According to the American Psychiatric Association, as many as one in ten children between the ages of six and 12 experience the “persistent feelings of sadness” associated with depression. According to the CDC and the Health Resources and Services Administration, more than one in ten children ages four to 17 have been diagnosed with attention […]

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