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Graphic Info on Anxiety.

Below are some informative graphics on anxiety and the physiology behind it. You can see below how social anxiety is strengthened by long-held beliefs about one’s self. If you think you may have issues with anxiety or know someone who does, seek professional mental health services in your area or talk with a trusted friend, family member or clergy member.

What are anxiety disorders? (Information below copied from www.nami.org)

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses that cause people to feel excessively frightened, distressed, or uneasy during situations in which most other people would not experience these same feelings. When they are not treated, anxiety disorders can be severely impairing and can negatively affect a person’s personal relationships or ability to work or study. In the most severe cases, anxiety disorders can make even regular and daily activities such as shopping, cooking or going outside incredibly difficult. Anxiety disorders can further cause low self-esteem, lead to substance abuse, and isolation from one’s friends and family.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in America: they affect around 20 percent of the population at any given time. Fortunately there are many good treatments for anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, some people do not seek treatment for their illness because they do not realize how severe their symptoms are or are too ashamed to seek help. Furthermore, these disorders are often difficult to recognize for friends, family and even some doctors.

This chart is from a Help, Hope and Healing group started on Facebook to share information and graphics on different diagnoses, especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and anxiety disorders.

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Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Comment by John

Good word. Amen. But reciting scripture is often easier said than done for people with anxiety disorders. But there is always hope and healing available. It takes time for many people to cope with life events and circumstances that could have triggered or contributed to their anxiety disorders. Some people don’t recognize their anxiety or worry. Some people recognize it and receive little or no social support for treatment and recovery because of the stigma attached to mental illness. Or they don’t seek treatment because they are ashamed. It takes understanding of the mind and body and of a person’s life and history to know what they truly may need.

Comment by simplyenjoy

Anxiety freakin’ sucks! A little over two years ago I started struggling with anxiety for the first time in my life. It is so irrational but yet so powerful. I have read books on it, articles, web posts, etc. For the most part it is under control, but it is not fun.

Comment by bryskates

Thanks for that honest comment. Anxiety is such an overpowering force and can be so debilitating. So glad you have found methods of working through yours. I pray you have continued success with this!

Comment by simplyenjoy

thank you!

Comment by bryskates

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