Do you prefer to stay up late or wake up early? Consider your answer to this question. It could explain why you are more prone to depressive symptoms than your friends.
According to the data collected by the MHA, an average of 19%, and a total of 47.1 million Americans struggle with a mental illness. Of those 47.1 million people almost 11% of them are uninsured. Meaning 2.4 million people had no access to mental healthcare unless they paid 100% out of pocket.
Mental illness is often stigmatized. We talk about what those fighting mental illness struggle with and what it’s like dealing with a mental disorder. But, honestly, individuals with mental illness struggle with the same things that we do. They deal with the same situations that we deal with. Individuals with mental illness are simply individuals. They are not their condition
There’s an elephant in the room. This enormous, grey creature is stomping his feet and swinging his trunk, but still, we all pretend not to notice. This elephant in the room is the stigma of mental illness. Similar to every other illness, every mental illness requires treatment. But, the stigma that surrounds the topic prevents many people from seeking it.
There are times when it is better to say nothing than risk saying the wrong thing. This is the case when dealing with an anxious child. It is not unusual to know an anxious child. In fact, we all know at least one child that seems to question everything. An anxious child will ask questions like “What if someone broke into our house in the middle of the night?” or “What if our house caught on fire?”
What Is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety plagues millions of people across the world. But, it is far more aggressive in the United States. Emotional distress in social settings is the symptom that characterizes this disorder. This disorder is more than simply being shy. It is an intense fear of judgment. This fear leads to feelingsContinue reading “3 Ways to Overcome Social Anxiety”