Returning to our series on Mental Health Awareness in this blog we take a look at Anxiety.
Anxiety can go hand in hand with Depression for many sufferers, although this is not always the case. Anxiety describes the feeling of being tense, worried or nervous and can be a result of stressful life events or a fear that something bad is going to happen. Panic attacks can sometimes affect those who suffer from anxiety.
Some aspects of anxiety are normal and are felt by everyone. What is often termed the ‘fight, flight or freeze’ response is the body’s way of responding to a perceived threat and causes certain physical effects such as increased heart rate. With anxiety sometimes this can spiral a bit further out of control and can be felt frequently, without the body having chance to relax once the threat has passed.
Again, please check out Mind’s info about anxiety, which provides more detail on this topic and also some helpful links to support during the Coronavirus pandemic, which has prompted increased anxiety for many. Once again, don’t forget here at Rainbow we can help! Please contact us to access further support.
Watch MIND Youtube Video: Anxiety | Talking about mental health – Episode 2