Anxiety: What Is It?
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. They affect about 40 million Americans every year. Nearly half of the people diagnosed with an anxiety disorder are also diagnosed with depression. Though they are very treatable and can be managed, only about 37% of those suffering receive treatment. Anxiety is defined as intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Some symptoms include: • Rapid heart rate • Rapid breathing
Minority Mental Health Month
Mental Health Awareness Month was observed in the United States two months ago in May. Since 1949, the thirty-one day span was set to raise awareness of mental health and to end the stigma that follows it. While many are aware of the purpose or general existence of this observance, much more can be done to educate others on the importance of mental health awareness, especially those who might need it more. July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This recognition start
Self-Care 101: It's Not Selfish
We see it everywhere. The words “self-care” plastered on almost every social media site, all over Pinterest, even in doctor's offices. It seems that wherever we go, self care is being advertised in some way, shape, or form. But what is self-care? Self-care is defined as an activity that we deliberately do to take care of our physical and emotional well-being. There are many ways we can practice self-care, and it can be practiced wherever we go. Self-care can be practiced in t