Chipping Away at The Anxiety Rock

And it is a big one. Getting people to believe that mental health problems are health problems. That they can be treated. And there is no failing for having one. Not a scorecard kinda thing.

So it is lunch time. I'm about to rustle up some grub and then I see a video from TED. 

Talking about Anxiety? I'm surprised and wondering where is this going? 

Dr. Jen is saying all the right things. Good explanations that folks can understand. Taking the stink out of it. 

TED has 19 million subscribers. Some of those folks have anxiety disorders. If the video helps folks to understand what they have and seek treatment that would be a very good thing. 

The bad thing is that about 2% of that 19 million will click on the video and maybe .01% will be inspired to seek treatment.

I'm greedy. I want everybody to know. But that isn't going to happen. 

But after the video is over, what do the .01% folks do?

This is partly why this podcast and the resource list exist. To give people on-going options and resources about how to find help, resources and options on treatment.

Resources Mentioned: 

There is a lot of information about the various forms of anxiety and depression on the website. 

National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) description page on some of the various types of anxiety disorders, symptoms and treatment options. 

Nationals Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has downloadable booklets about specific anxiety conditions.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


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