A topic much discussed recently is coping with anxiety and depression. Just a brief list of famous celebrities dealing with anxiety and depression includes Britney Spears, Naomi Osaka. Simona Biles. Novak Djokovic. Michael Phelps. Oprah Winfrey. Stephen Colbert. And many more.
What do these people have in common? They recognized their issues. They went public. And they worked to address their issues aided by mental health professionals.
A non-celebrity dealing with anxiety is the author of this blog. Me!!! And all of us need to not overthink things.
Multiple Tips for Coping with Anxiety and Depression
Having occasional feelings of anxiety is a normal part of life, but people with anxiety disorders experience frequent and excessive anxiety, fear, terror and panic in everyday situations. These feelings are unhealthy if they affect your quality of life and prevent you from functioning normally.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought about a range of emotions. Including anxiety, grief, uncertainty, and sadness. In fact, the CDC reported 40% of U.S. adults struggle with their mental health. With 31% reporting symptoms of anxiety. Another study found nearly one-third of teens surveyed reported feeling unhappy or depressed in recent months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re experiencing any of these feelings, you’re not alone.
Today, many of us face challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Therefore, public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. But they may make us feel isolated and lonely. As well as increase stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.