Friday, October 11, 2013

May Was Mental Health Month

and that's how long I've had this information and been meaning to share it with you. Fortunately for you all, I am a recovering pack rat and I don't throw anything away until I've processed it. Below find information that my church distributed in May. With all of the evil going on in the world right now, it's time for a reminder that our mental health is as important as our physical health.

Anxitey Disorder is the Most Common Mental Health Disorder

Each day people are affected by challenges and stressors that might make them anxious. Everyone experiences anxiety. An anxiety disorder, however, is more intense, it lasts longer, and it interferes with daily life. Anxiety disorders tend to develop during childhood, adolescence or early adulthood.

Type of Anxiety Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is characterized by repeated, intrusive and continuously washing hands over and over.

Panic disorder is characterized by panic attacks - sudden feelings of terror that strike repeatedly without warning.

Phobic disorder makes a person avoid or restrict activities because of persistent and excessive fear. He or she may have an unreasonable intense fear or specific places, events or objects and will do anything to avoid them.

Post traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) occurs after a distressing or catastrophic event such as an accident, rape, war, robbery, hurricane, or mass shooting.

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Info provided by Balm in Gilead, Inc.: Healing through prayer, education, advocacy and service.

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