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Mental Health Awareness Week

Did you know that? 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year1 in 25 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year Each year during the first week of October, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) seeks to raise awareness of mental health conditions. Mental illness is very widespread, but unfortunately, many people feel like they will be judged or shamed if they talk openly about it. This stigma against mental illness needs to end! It’s important to know that if you struggle with a mental illness, you are not alone. There are resources and treatments available to help you. Two of the most common mental illnesses are anxiety and depression. Below you...

Do You Suffer from Depression or Anxiety?

Millions of Americans are affected by mental illness, depression, and anxiety being among the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions. If you are feeling depressed or anxious, you are not alone. Recent studies revealed that nearly 16 million American adults suffer from major depression and 42 million suffer from anxiety disorders. Depression Depression is often referred to as a “depressive disorder.” It’s a mood disorder that can cause debilitating symptoms. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least 2 weeks.  Those suffering from depression often report the following symptoms: Mood variations from mild sadness to feelings of intense hopelessness, worthlessness, feelings of guilt or failureDifficulty concentrating or making decisionsLoss of interest in work or hobbiesGeneralize fatigueDisrupted sleep patterns or excessive sleepingDecreased libidoAnxiety Additionally, depression can occur under specific...