Anxiety is completely indescribable for some and for others it can be described as ruminating thoughts, worries, expectations, dread, or even excitement. It feels like you can never turn your brain off. Sometimes it leaves you stuck. Stuck in your head with all of the thoughts and pressure to make the right or perfect decision. Other people have difficulty understanding exactly what anxiety is, and when you finally open up to someone about "your anxiety" they have no clue of how to help you.
However, at Solace, anxiety walks through the door often. Some clients say their anxiety has been mislabeled as laziness, but we understand it's the pressure of making the perfect decision that keeps you stuck. Another label is "crazy;" but, we know anxiety may look like that to some. However, it's really so many thoughts happening at once that you're having a hard time decluttering your brain. Clients say people think they are just depressed and are told to suck it up or get over it. That may work for some, yet we know it does not work for all people.
The great news is anxiety is highly treatable. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) it is the most common mental health concern in the United States. Over 40 million adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety should be diagnosed through an evaluation with a professional as soon as you begin to notice the symptoms. There are several benefits to being treated for anxiety. Benefits include peaceful days, increased communication, boundary setting, better relationships, and less chance of your anxiety manifesting into physical illnesses.
Contact Solace today where you can receive an evaluation and begin treatment so that you may get back to a life you recognize.
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