General Anxiety

The Most Common Mental Illness in the U.S.

Myth: If you have an anxiety disorder, you should avoid stressful situations completely.

This fact is false because if you have an anxiety disorder, avoiding stressful situations is not the solution. It is important to try and overcome your problems instead of ignoring them.

-Avoiding all stressful situations can make someone feel very different, out of place, and frustrated with their illness.

-Instead of avoiding the stress, try strategies to manage your anxiety such as taking deep breaths and counting to ten slowly.

-Getting enough sleep, eating healthy, exercising, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle can also help to reduce your anxiety and stress levels.

-Joining a support group or seeing a therapist is another way to deal with anxiety.

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