With nearly 20% of the population affected by mental health issues, you'd think there would be more understanding and empathy towards people living with anxiety and other mental illnesses.
Instead, there's stigma and shame, which makes many hesitate to reach out for support and treatment.
Anxiety disorders affect more Americans than any other mental illness and although these disorders are very treatable, very few people – about a third – receive that treatment.
This is why it's so important to raise awareness about anxiety disorders and mental health in general.
May is Mental Health Month. Think of it as an opportunity to share with everyone you know that having an anxiety disorder is nothing to be ashamed of.
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