While anxiety is a normal emotion, anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder can cause enough distress to interfere with functionality and one’s ability to lead a normal life. For people with an anxiety disorder, feelings of fear and worry can be overwhelming, even disabling. With proper treatment, most sufferers can learn to manage these feelings and get back to a fulfilling life.

How Cyberbullying and Twitter Attacks Can Wreck Your Mental Health

Those sorts of Twitter sprees have become a regular tactic Trump employs against those he feels have wronged him. But they’re also the kind of cyberbullying that can wreak havoc on mental health, especially among young Americans—ironic considering that First Lady Melania Trump has expressed a desire to combat cyberbullying while still defending her husband, Read more

As depression, anxiety and suicide skyrocket, the GOP wants to gut our mental health coverage

Since the Senate healthcare reform bill was released late last week, there’s been tons of conversation around what’s in the darn thing. Among the rotten provisions in the current iteration of Trumpcare — and there are many — arguably the least discussed are those affecting individuals with mental illness.

Expats’ Mental-Health Claims Rise

According to a new white paper by Aetna International, there’s a sharp rise in mental health issues, specifically depression and anxiety, among expatriates around the world. Between 2014 and 2016, there was an average 28 percent increase in the insurance provider’s mental health claims in Europe, Southeast Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East and Read more

Why It’s So Important That This Athlete Is Talking About His Mental Health

Mental health is something that’s still incredibly stigmatized, no matter who you are. Opening up about anxiety or depression can be really hard, and many people still face judgment when they reveal they’re struggling. That’s why it’s such a huge deal that the Toronto Blue Jays’ closing pitcher, Roberto Osuna, is opening up about his Read more

You can be the difference in providing mental health first aid

More than ever, mental health is becoming a workplace concern – so much that this year’s World Health Organization World Health Day focused on the toll that anxiety and depression take on the global workplace. In the U.S. alone, depression annually costs in excess of $1 trillion in lost productivity. The human and emotional cost Read more

Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients

The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 has shown that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioural therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and behaviour change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation programme.

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