Experiencing anxiety is normal and can actually benefit us in certain situations. For example, anxiety in heavy traffic helps us focus on the road and exercise caution. When your anxiety acts up at inappropriate times and/or gets in the way of you living your daily life, however, it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.
If you struggle with overwhelming feelings of fear and distress, you are not alone. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States,” and about 19% of adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder. In addition to the 40 million adults who suffer from anxiety, 7% of children and adolescents aged 3-17 suffer symptoms of the disorder.
No matter your age, Tapestry has a treatment program to help you get better. Like other mental illnesses, anxiety is treatable – and we can help!