Feeling Anxious? Don’t Lose Hope, Get Help!

With more uncertainty about what the future holds, anxiety is at an all-time high. It can creep up on you in many ways, and the effects can be debilitating. The good news is anxiety can be managed with the help of a mental health professional, so don’t lose hope. Recognizing the symptoms is the first step. Symptoms of Anxiety Anxiety disorders are characterized by…

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Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Pain, rapid heartbeat, dizziness…you’re not feeling well, and you don’t know why. You try and remain calm, but it’s difficult to relax when Dr. Google suggests the worst possible cause of your distress. Is your health in serious trouble, or could it just be anxiety? While you shouldn’t rule out a medical problem, be aware that anxiety has very real effects on your physical…

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How to Thrive with Anxiety

Over 40 million people in the U.S. are living with anxiety disorders today. Being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder can be unnerving. Yet being diagnosed can be your first step in the right direction. Professional basketball player, Royce White, has been vocal about his experience living with anxiety. White encourages people to seek help. In Men’s Journal, White was quoted, “Being able to level…

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The Dawn of Spring in the Age of the Coronavirus

It seems so long since the burgeoning excitement for springtime swept through Illinois. The relief of longer and sunnier days has quickly given way to immense anxiety in this age of Coronavirus. Folks are fearing for their health and safety as their outlets and escapes simultaneously become eliminated. With an understandable focus on physiological symptoms, many of us are finding our resolve and mental…

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Are Men More Likely to Hide Anxiety and Depression?

“You’re fine!” “Big boys don’t cry.” These are the messages most little boys hear when they get hurt or feel sad. They learn not to trust or acknowledge how they genuinely feel. Little boys grow up, and society tells our men to “Be strong!” and “Man up!” The message is clear to men; hide how you feel. We’ll examine the hidden signs and symptoms…

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How to Recognize Signs of Anxiety in Children Under 10

You can already predict the scenario as you begin the bedtime routine with your child. Baths are done, stories are read, and now it’s time for bed. Your child needs exactly the right things in bed that are positioned in just the right way. Then you are peppered with questions about how you can be sure that the animals you just read about can’t…

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