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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.

The Cannabis Cure for Anxiety

By tamika-lewis | December 30, 2019 | Anxiety

In California, cannabis stores are found on every corner, wedged in between nail shops, 7-elevens, and banks. They are so accessible and elegantly designed, housing hundreds of trendy wax pens that have attracted quite the cult following. An increasing number of people now rely on a mid-day puff or two to stave off anxiety. 20-30% of people with an anxiety disorder consume cannabis daily.

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