Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health disorders in the United States and they are highly treatable. Take steps to control anxiety. Here are some strategies to gain control and feel more confident about your situation.
- Know the mental and physical symptoms. Anxiety can cause physical and emotional symptoms. Find out more about the different types of anxieties and the impacts on the brain and body.
- Educate yourself. Everyone feels nervous or anxious at one time or another. Learn the symptoms of severe anxiety and panic linked with social anxiety disorder.
- Learn how to effectively cope. If you struggle with anxiety, help is available. Consider practical tips to keep yourself calm, confident and in control.
Help is available! Visit the Mind Your Mental Health website or contact your program to learn more about how to help yourself or someone you care about.
August is normally the back-to-school month for most students. This year might be a little different, so Stamp Out Stigma is taking the opportunity to discuss youth mental health throughout the month. We will be highlighting the importance of speaking openly about student mental health, as mental illness is very common among students today. With your help, we can bring awareness to the prevalence of mental illness on campuses. It’s our job to help end the stigma surrounding mental health by sharing resources and starting conversations. Throughout the month of August, we encourage family, friends, and loved ones to learn more about student mental health and what resources are available on and off campus to help these students. Here are some important facts you should know:
- Two-thirds of students “felt overwhelming anxiety” at least once in the last twelve months.
- One in four students have a diagnosable illness.
- In a survey, forty-two percent of participants said they had felt so depressed in the past year, it was difficult for them to function.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.
Remember, mental illness does not discriminate. Join us to help bring attention to the importance of sharing mental health stories and help improve the lives of millions of Americans living with a mental illness.