Living with Anxiety: Everyone feels anxiety at some point in his or her life. Many people feel anxiety right before a big exam or event. Anxiety can be nerve wrecking and may seem scary at first, but it's important to remember that feeling anxious at certain moments in your life is perfectly normal. An estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Some people experience anxiety once in a while. For others, anxiety plays a major factor in their everyday lives and have negatively affect their mental health. Those living with anxiety, or some form of anxiety disorder, may experience the following:
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Mental illness refers to various disorders that affect a person’s mood and behavior. Today, there are more than 200 known mental disorders. While these disorders vary in terms of severity, there are several that impact a large portion of the United States. Here are 5 Common Mental Illnesses:
“Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.” (Steven Spielberg)
It’s no secret that New York has the ultimate climate for stress and anxiety. Residents of the big apple subject themselves to an ungodly amount of hard work; and have to deal with things like rising taxes, tiny apartments, rowdy weekends, jam-packed subways, and a lack of simple pleasures like grass and nature. Some view this as all worthwhile- the charms and lore of the city are too compelling to leave behind. However, when you consider the fact that unusually high levels of stress can lead to premature aging, then the importance of arming yourself with strategies to promote relaxation becomes more apparent. Here are some simple and effective ways to rid yourself of excess stress in New York City.
Tip #1: Expose Yourself to Vegetation
Sometimes it feels like we are in a constant state of stress – we're haunted by nightmares of student loans, keeping up with friends on social media, life decisions etc. Is it possible to come up with a set of life-cheats to keep stress from taking over every facet of our lives?
Join us in participating in the National Suicide Prevention week!
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the world federation for mental health is hosting World Suicide prevention day in September 10th 2015.
This years theme is “Preventing Suicide: Reaching out and Saving Lives” which will focus on raising awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death on a global level.
Experiencing decreased energy or feelings of hopelessness may be more than just the “winter blues”. Those feelings could be indicative of having Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and should not be ignored. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that happens during specific times of the year, usually during the fall and winter. Symptoms can begin in the autumn and continue throughout the winter, only decreasing once the days get a little longer in the spring.