Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Worry Hotline Urges ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’

PHOENIX (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Worrywarts everywhere now have one less thing to worry about – and that’s who to call when they’re stressed out.

Self-proclaimed “professional worrier” Bonnie Burns runs a website called worryclub.com, an interactive online club with its own hotline – 1-866-WORRY4U – to help those suffering from “worry-itis,”

Burns’ team of pro-worriers have helped people deal with everything from the typical stresses of work, aging, and dieting, to some weirder worries like online addictions and first-time voting jitters.

Burns explains, “Lately, we’ve gotten a lot of concerned parents calling us to talk about their kids’ addictions to Internet and online fantasy games. Once, a mom called in worried about her 32-year-old son who was still living at home, had no job, and spent all day playing online video games. We could definitely understand why she was worried!”

Another time, a woman called Burns to vent about her voting jitters, since it was her first time voting and she was worried about punching the ballot card wrong.

And while Burns says “worry season” is year-round, with the holidays fast approaching, she expects the hotline to be busy since in her words, “Relatives can be real pills.”

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