Tricks to manage anxiety symptoms in social settings

Tricks to manage anxiety symptoms in social settings

For most people, sweating at a party, trembling during a speech, blushing during a date, or shivering while appearing for a job interview can be quite common. In fact, most people have been there at some point in their lives. As opined by counselor and relationship expert Julienne B. Derichs, LCPC, “Social anxiety is when a person feels highly anxious about being with other people and has a hard time talking to them. They often feel very self-conscious in front of other people and worried about feeling humiliated, embarrassed, or rejected, or fearful of offending others, being very afraid that other people will judge them.” Read more

Ignorance, stigma about mental health rampant among people, finds survey

Ignorance, stigma about mental health rampant among people, finds survey

People with mental health problems have a lot to bother about in life besides dealing with their devastating condition. For them, every day is a battle to win. It is unfortunate that people who deserve love and support at personal and social level are struck by the stigma attached to mental health problems. They are ignored, insulted and ill-treated. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), around 43,421 American adults aged between 18-25 years had some mental illness in the past year. The numbers have steadily increased in the last two years. Read more

Harness these habits to control anxiety

Harness these habits to control anxiety

Life is full of surprises and uncertainties that can give rise to various situations and circumstances. Managing them can get tough, at times, and in the process of doing so, one might suffer from various mental health problems, anxiety being one of them. Anxiety due to work, kids, spouse and other issues is fairly common. However, if the anxiety gets overpowering, it might affect one’s quality of life. In addition to this, many a times, people indulge in some habits, not knowing how these habits might be elevating their anxieties. Read more