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Anxiety in Youth: Malia Baker’s Recovery and Road to Fame

We are sharing this great episode from Anxiety Canada’s Podcast, #OurAnxietyStories. As hosts of Where You Are, we know how powerful hearing mental health stories can be. This episode, released in October 2021, follows Botswana born and Canadian raised, 14-year-old Malia Baker. Her journey with anxiety peaked in Grade 4. Malia offers great strategies that she has learned to manage her symptoms, with the support of her mother, and those who are dear to her. A ‘must listen’ for parents and caregivers. 

You can read a full transcript of the episode here.  



Guest bios
Malia Baker

Guest on #OurAnxietyStories:

Botswana born and Canadian raised, 14-year-old Malia Baker is a multi-talented actor best known for her role of Mary Anne Spier in Netflix’s highly acclaimed remake of the “Baby-Sitters Club”. Most recently, Baker also joined Nickelodeon’s second season of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” as Gabby Lewis.

In this episode of #OurAnxietyStories Malia discusses her evolving journey with anxiety. Malia shares that in the fourth grade her anxiety was at its worst, and she lost mobility in her legs, eventually being diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Today, Malia has regained full mobility, and although she still experiences anxiety, she has learned to manage symptoms thanks to support from her mother, little sister and friends. Follow Malia’s journey on social media: @maliabakermsb

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