The NowThis staff opened up about their experiences with mental health so others know that they’re not alone.
Mental health issues plague a significant amount of people across the country — which is why Mental Health Awareness Month was created. Observed in May, it was started by Mental Health America in order to highlight affiliates and resources that people struggling with mental health can take advantage of. The entire initiative aims to show sufferers that they are not alone and that there are people out there who are willing to help them through what they’re feeling.
NowThis staff members have experienced a wide range of mental health ordeals, ranging from occasional anxiety to constant panic attacks. But they have also found various ways to deal with what they go through. Some found relief in a therapist who helped them combat the negative thoughts in their heads. Others found that taking medication helped. Some even adopted animals, who serve as furry friends as well as therapeutic resources.
Everyone is touched by mental health struggles, whether it’s in an individual sense or through a loved one. So, no one feeling anxious depressed should ever feel like they’re alone — or like they don’t have helpful resources on hand.