FARGO — If you or your child has anxiety, then you know how hard it can be to navigate. Do you pay to get professional mental health help? Are there things you can do? Is your situation one that you should actually be concerned about? This is your chance to bring up your questions and concerns free of charge.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, at noon, InForum Reporter Tracy Briggs will open up a live web chat where she and a licensed professional will take questions from the public. Whether you want to share your own experience, ask a question or just pop on and watch the conversations, this one-hour live chat is designed to help people in our community struggling with the growing epidemic of childhood anxiety. This is not an on-camera platform, but simply a live "chat room" where people can feel comfortable to ask the hard, personal questions. Tracy Hansen, licensed professional counselor at Valley Hope Counseling Services in Fargo, will be on-hand to take questions from noon to 1 p.m. as soon as the live chat (below) is opened up.

Hansen has a master's degree from North Dakota State University and is a nationally certified counselor as well as an Advanced Certified Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach since 2011.

Missed one of the “Generation Anxiety” series? Read or review the series below.

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Part 1: A look at why young people are so lonely and stressed

Part 2: How school shootings and social media make Gen Z'ers so anxious

Part 3: Moorhead woman suffers from anxiety brought on by strep throat

Part 4: From perfectionism and procrastination, local schools hit hard by anxiety

Part 5: As local childhood anxiety soars, parents ask 'Can anxiety ever really be cured?'

Part 6: Baylee's Story: An inside look at what it's like for a child to live with anxiety

Part 7: What to do if you suspect your child has an anxiety disorder