Anxiety Awareness

“Everyone gets nervous, it’s normal!” . . . “It’s all in your head.” . . . “Just breathe, you’ll be fine.” . . . Have you ever heard one of these responses after admitting that you have been or are currently experiencing anxiety? Unfortunately, many people are uncomfortable or uneducated when it comes to mental …

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Understanding OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is defined by repetitive behaviors involved in reducing anxiety, as well as intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, or both. Day-to-day functioning can be difficult for someone with OCD since the symptoms of this disorder can be life-encompassing and seem inescapable. Statistics indicate that 1–3% of …