To some, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. But for others, especially those that suffer from mental illnesses, this festive time can make daily life even harder for a variety of reasons. Busy schedules, excessive spending, and stressful family interactions take their toll.
There’s a big difference between feeling anxious and an anxiety disorder. You could be suffering from something serious, read about the differences here.
We’ve all been there. You’ve gotten into bed and turned out the light and as you wait for your body to engage in sleep, a minor thought from the day pops into your head: a fear or worry that isn’t too pressing. Even if the thought is minor, it can possibly spiral into a series…
Catching up with loved ones during the holidays is great, but abnormal behavior could be a sign of a mental illness. Keeping yourself updated on mental disorder warning signs is the best way to help someone dealing with an internal illness.
When it comes to mental illness, perception is often not reality. Even people who seem to have it all aren’t immune from the trials that mental illness presents. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen knows this firsthand.
We often use words that exaggerate a person or situation, which can be quite hurtful to a person who may be struggling with mental illness. Words like “crazy,” “psycho” and “schizo” can be quite damaging to someone who can’t help the fact that they have a mental condition and are working hard to manage it.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in the United States, with over 40 million U.S. adults suffering from some sort of anxiety disorder. Fortunately, there are numerous daily habits and practices that can help you cope with your anxiety and live each day to the fullest, despite your anxiety’s insistence otherwise.
Social anxiety is one of the fastest-growing mental disorders in the United States; however millennials and Generation Z are especially at risk for being diagnosed for various reasons. One factor that has distinguished itself as significant for this demographic is how social media has fueled what is known as FOMO, or fear of missing out.