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All About Anxiety

Thursday, October 17, 2013

It’s like a family. Everyone feels like they know each other and they except everyone. Everyone is so nice and warm to you.
Did you know anxiety is the most common psychiatric illness in the world? 

Recently, our friends at MindYourMind.ca shared an infographic from Global Medical Education all about anxiety. From this infographic we learned a lot of surprising new information. For example, did you know that people who suffer from anxiety frequently first experience symptoms around the age of 11-years-old? 

There are many types of anxiety, ranging from Generalized Anxiety Disorder to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and phobias, and while the symptoms are often very challenging to deal with, there is hope. Prescription medication, counselling, and simple lifestyle changes (such as getting lots of rest, eating well and exercising) can all contribute to improved mental health. Celebrities like Jessica Alba, Heather Locklear, David Beckham and Johnny Depp are all living proof that anxiety doesn't have to rule your life or impede your success. 

If you feel like you may be suffering from anxiety and would like some help, come to the Youth Centre or make an appointment with a member of our counselling team. We're here to help! 

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