Though anxiety is considered a mental health condition, it can have a marked impact on our physical health. Sometimes the physical anxiety symptoms we experience can further increase how anxious we feel.
Understanding the link between our anxiety and our physical health can help us to make sense of the things we experience
Memory loss is a symptom of anxiety and depression that we don’t always hear about. Despite this, it can cause significant distress and have a huge impact on our lives. Understanding the link between our mental health and our memory can help us to create strategies that work for us, and to be more compassionate towards ourselves (because this memory loss is not our fault).
Recurring depression is something that isn’t always spoken about. But many of us have experience of it. It can become frustrating when it lingers and won’t go away.
Sometimes, the online world can be a positive space; it lifts us up. But sometimes it’s not-so-positive, and can drag us down. It’s up to us to make our online space a place that we enjoy. We’re largely in control of the things we see. Creating a space that helps rather than hinders our mental health, can have a big effect on our overall mood.
Whether we’ve recently been diagnosed or have been living with it for many years; anxiety treatment options can be confusing.
Treatments are often described using words or acronyms that we’ve never come across before, so we don’t know what they mean. Perhaps we’ve in therapy for a while but want to know what else we could try. Maybe we think we’ve tried every anxiety treatment going, and we’re wondering where to turn next.
Different therapies work for different people. Sometimes we need to try several different things, or a combination of things, to find something that works for us. By understanding our options, we can feel empowered to ask for what we need.