Fun fact about me: I had to delete my phone’s Twitter app six months ago.
Why? Because the constant influx of news notifications on my feed (mostly political, and mostly bad) was making me incredibly anxious all the time.
And this isn’t just me being “overly sensitive.” Nearly 40 percent of Americans reported being more anxious this year than last year in a poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). And yet, very few respondents reported seeking help at all (only 28 percent said they had seen a mental health professional.)
That’s the catch-22 with stress and anxiety—they’re so common (40 million people suffer from anxiety disorders, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America) and yet so few people are able to seek help.
We’re passionate about this issue at W+G, and that’s where you come in. Take a few minutes to fill out the stress and anxiety survey below to help us understand what you’re struggling with. You’ll be helping us better serve you and your needs—and hopefully together we can change a bit how people approach anxiety.
(Pro tip: If the survey isn’t loading on your phone, click here.)
If you want to hear a bunch of awesome, smart people talk about combatting the stigmas around anxiety, join us for our next Well+Good TALK. And find out one of the best ways to calm yourself down the next time a panic attack strikes.
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