National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week



National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week is May 2nd – 8th. This is a great time to build awareness of a very common illness, as well as to promote progress in its treatment. Here are a few ways you can get involved in this important time:

Anxiety and Depression Statistics

  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S.
  • 40 million adults in the U.S. have anxiety disorders
  • Nearly 15 million adults suffer from depression
  • Many children and teenagers are also affected by depression
  • Anxiety and depression can be caused by many things
    • These include genetics, brain chemistry, hormones, traumatic life events, and many other factors

National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week

This week is dedicated to awareness. Many people lack proper understanding of anxiety and depression. Social pressures may cause people to suffer without treatment, out of fear of embarrassment. Progress still needs to be made to establish an open and honest discussion about these disorders.

The Freedom From Fear organization sponsors and organizes National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week.  On their website, you can register to help the cause. They provide materials and tools to mental health professionals, in order to give people with anxiety and depression the resources they need.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America also has a helpful website. Here, you can donate to the fight against anxiety and depression. You can also find a therapist or other sources of help if you are suffering from these conditions.

There are many ways to help others during this week. Whether you suffer from anxiety or depression or know someone who does, do your best to get involved. Doing so will help many people lead better, fuller lives.

If you suffer from severe anxiety or depression, you may be eligible for disability benefits. If you have any questions about this, contact Summit Disability Law Group. We want to help you get the benefits you need.