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Mixed Anxiety and Depressive Disorder Explained

By abigail-butler | May 18, 2022 | Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health disorders nowadays, and they are commonly discussed. However, have you ever heard of the two of them existing together? Mixed anxiety and depressive disorder (MADD) is not a rare thing, but it’s not so well-known. What does it mean to have this mixed condition – how does it present in an individual, and how can you recognize it if it happens to you?

How to Use Reiki for Stress Relief

By abigail-butler | May 9, 2022 | Anxiety

Connecting spiritual, mental, and physical betterment is essential for a transformation. If you want to sort out your life and work on different aspects of yourself, you must understand the connection between body and soul. That’s what reiki for stress can help with. Learn more about this ancient form of healing here.

6 Most Common Misconceptions About Anxiety

By abigail-butler | November 12, 2021 | Anxiety

We live in a society that is slowly opening up to the talk about mental health. The progress is visible, but it’s still slow. Anxious disorders are some of the most commonly discussed psychiatric illnesses, yet there are still plenty of misconceptions about anxiety that those who battle this problem have to listen to every day.

Anxiety About Going Back to School In-Person for Teens

By abigail-butler | November 5, 2021 | Anxiety

School is always stressful for kids, and even more so when we are all leaving the isolation of our homes and heading back into society as the Covid-19 measures are loosening. There are many teenage girls experiencing anxiety about going back to school, and parents are looking for new ways to overcome it before turning to counselors for their children. Although in-person learning has proven to be the best for the overall mental health of teenagers and children in general, it will take some time for them to adapt to the school surroundings again.

How to Know the Difference Between a Panic Attack and an Anxiety Attack

By abigail-butler | August 31, 2021 | Anxiety

If you’ve ever experienced episodes of intense fear, sadness, and hopelessness, there is a chance you’re suffering from panic or anxiety attacks. These two conditions are extremely unpleasant, and it’s not always easy to tell the difference between a panic attack and an anxiety attack. This article will help you spot significant differences and learn constructive solutions.

Anxiety Symptoms and Signs You Need to Know

By abigail-butler | May 29, 2021 | Anxiety

Feeling stressed out and anxious is perfectly normal. Every person has felt that way at least once in their lifetime. But feeling anxious in some situations and having an actual disorder are different things. If you think you have some of the anxiety symptoms but aren’t quite sure, keep reading and find out all the information you need to know about this condition, as well as where to get support and help.

Black Women Are Facing an Overwhelming Mental Health Crisis

By abigail-butler | March 6, 2021 | Anxiety

On a humid July morning that was to hit 95°F, Tiffany Hathorn found herself frozen in her front yard. The 35-year-old copywriter from Searcy, AR, wanted to do the right thing, but she hesitated. Lying in the street in front of her house was a ripped-open cardboard box addressed to a house a few blocks away. It contained nothing but the paper packaging and a receipt for Bath and Body Works items that were long gone. Someone had likely stolen the contents and dumped the box outside Tiffany’s house. “I felt like I should return it,” she says. “But then I got nervous.”

How to Cope with Holiday Stress

By tamika-lewis | December 26, 2020 | Anxiety

This holiday season is going to be slightly different than previous years…
Many of us are usually panicked around this time of year due to seeing relatives that stress us out or violate our boundaries. For many people, COVID-19 might be a blessing in disguise to escape from the treacherous “why are you still single?” or “what are you doing with your life?” family questions around the dinner table. However, for some other’s it might feel lonelier than usual. This might be your first time spending the holidays alone or without loved ones.

The country is on edge. Here’s how these women are coping with the anxiety.

By tamika-lewis | November 7, 2020 | Anxiety

Autumn Alexander, a 17-year-old living in Baltimore, couldn’t vote this election. But for hours, she watched the results from the presidential race trickle in with her family, realizing that the outcome would intimately affect her life as she starts adulthood, from her job prospects to access to health care. When it became increasingly clear that the results wouldn’t be announced that night, her “anxiety got really, really bad,” she says. She didn’t get to sleep until around 2 a.m., and the sleep she did get was “the toss-and-turn kind.” She woke at 7:30 a.m. to get ready for online learning.

A Mother’s Response to George Floyd

By tamika-lewis | May 31, 2020 | Anxiety

The black American psyche has been rattled once again. I tremble to think there is no end in sight.

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