Week 1: Anxiety Disorders #MHM #MHAM

For each of Mental Health Month, the SITREP will post information and resources focused on a mental health issue. For Week One, the focus is on Anxiety Disorders.

How to Cope With Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Very Well Mind)
One of the most important elements of having generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is learning how to cope with persistent anxiety and physical symptoms. Although each person has a unique experience with GAD, there are many common symptoms present with this condition that most everyone will experience to some degree.

Do You Live with Anxiety? Here Are 11 Ways to Cope (Healthline)
Know that feeling of your heart beating faster in response to a stressful situation? Or perhaps, instead, your palms get sweaty when you’re confronted with an overwhelming task or event. That’s anxiety — our body’s natural response to stress.

Why Does The LGBT Community Experience Such High Levels Of Anxiety? (Anxiety.org)
LGBT people suffer higher-than-average levels of anxiety when compared to the general population. This article will explore the reasons why this is true, and offer suggestions to provide more open, culturally affirming care.

Living With Social Anxiety Disorder as an LGBTQ+ Person (Very Well Mind)
People who are LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or queer) may be at increased risk for social anxiety disorder (SAD) because of the social context in which they develop.