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Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety is by far, the most prevalent mental illness in our modern world. In the U.S. alone, more than 40 million American adults struggle with anxiety of some sort. Anxiety often accompanies mental worry or emotional pain. As we focus on the worry or pain we are experiencing, the feelings can become so overwhelming that they hijack our senses, preventing us from enjoying the present moment.

 

Anxiety amplifies our fears and makes us more paranoid, irritable and some cases, severe episodes can lead to panic attacks and anger outbursts. 

 

Depression is also one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States with over 17 million adults suffering from it.  There are many risk factors that affect Americans: Many are predisposed to depression through genetics, while some can be affected by their own life situations, stress, poor diet and substance abuse. 

We all feel sad from time to time. It is after all a healthy human emotion. However, when sadness becomes prevalent and is accompanied with feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness or numbness, the sadness has likely morphed into depression. Depression often affects how you feel, think, and behave, which can lead to many emotional and physical problems.

For people to manage depression, accessing mental health is essential. A mental health therapist can support you in regaining clarity and awareness by assisting you with tools to treat your depression, so you can enjoy life again.

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