Photo as seen in The Mighty
The goal of Angst is to raise awareness around anxiety in order to help break the stigma on mental health. Certain mental health topics such as anxiety and depression can be more recognizable and understood than other uncommon mental illnesses. A few illnesses and disorders that don’t have the same kind of awareness as anxiety or depression include:
– Borderline Personality Disorder
– Eating Disorders
One contributor to The Mighty describes her Agoraphobia, “It’s not about being scared to leave the house; it’s about avoiding triggers of panic, of being ‘stuck’ and unable to ‘escape.’ It’s anxiety of anxiety.“ — Emmie E.
To read more about people’s experiences with less commonly talked about mental illnesses as well as find more information and definitions, see the rest of the article here.
If you or someone you know is showing signs or suicidal thoughts, please reach out to someone who can help, and in an emergency, call 911, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255, or text the Crisis Text Line 741741.
“The kids are asking for us to talk about this. Our kids teach us we need to be human and present with them.” – Jenny Howe, Narrator in Angst, Licensed Therapist (via Deseret News)
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