While completing a doctoral program in clinical psychology, I found myself providing psychotherapy to a client who felt trapped by her high standards. She attempted to seek perfection across the many roles in her life — at school or work, in her relationships, with her children, and with her possessions.Read More
At some point in life most people experience anxiety, an emotion characterized by worried thoughts. However, when persistent worried thoughts begin to impair a person’s daily life they may have an anxiety disorder. In fact, some research suggests that at some point in their lives as many as 29% of Americans will experience an anxiety disorder.
There are many different kinds of anxiety disorders, some of which you may have heard of such as posttraumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Although each anxiety disorder has a unique set of symptoms, they all involve excessive worry, fear or dread. To learn about other types of anxiety disorders and their specific symptoms click here. If you are experiencing excessive feelings of worry, fear or dread, consider searching our database today to contact support!
For facts and information about anxiety, consider these resources:
- FindaPsychologist.org: Anxiety Self-Help Resources
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Potential treatments
- New York Times: How exercise can calm anxiety
- National Institute of Mental Health: Facts and statistics about anxiety disorders
Humans and animals have shared a special bond throughout history. There are three categories of animals that relate to health and wellness: Service Dogs, Emotional Support Animals, and Therapy Animals.Read More
From our archives: Guest blogger, Paul Dooley, talks about his experience with anxiety. “Fear is without a doubt a world-class attention grabber. And in 1999 it had me glued to myself. After experiencing my first panic attack, I spent several months possessed by worry.”Read More
Mental Health America (MHA) has made a collection of mental health screening tools available to the public free of charge. These screening tools are offered as a means for members of the community to answer questions that may increase self awareness about personal mental health.Read More
Although studies on barriers to mental health care initiation and help seeking for Latino youth and their families’ are limited, a common theme of the studies reviewed center on the importance of addressing Latino cultural values in the services provided.Read More
Buzzfeed posted a collection of blogs that show insight into how others experience and deal with mental illness, along with ideas and tips on how to understand and cope with various mental health issues, and NAMI has has shared eight of their favorite pieces from the collection.Read More