There is an abundance of myths and miseducation when it comes to mental health disorders. Unless you have studied the topic or know someone with one of these illnesses knowing how to identify and understand people that suffer from them might be difficult. Recently someone took to Imgur to write out the things he’s learned about dealing with panic attacks and anxiety from dating his girlfriend, who experiences both. (Facebook cover image: Britt-knee | Cover image: Britt-knee)
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S and highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of people suffering receive treatment. People who battle/ have loved ones who battle anxiety and depression are sharing their stories more, helping to educate others. Scroll down below to read what he’s learned and wants others to know.
The online user later added that because each person is unique, they might have different calming strategies
People appreciated his honesty and shared their own experiences along with strategies they had learned
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