Anxiety

Pandemic Era Increases Diagnosable Mental Illness Rates | Dr. Anna McCarthy

At The Mental Health Collective, we seem to be seeing an upswing in complex clinical presentations, with somatic issues accompanying them. The million dollar question is, WHY? It is near impossible to say with 100% certainty what the causal factors are. Having said that, many sources of reliable research data are showing that not only …

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How Do I Stop Blaming Myself For Mental Health Issues?

It isn’t easy for most people to share that they struggle with mental illness. More often than not, the stigma that surrounds this highly sensitive medical topic induces fears of rejection and humiliation. Unfortunately, this often results in feelings of self-hatred and self-blame as individuals begin to judge themselves as harshly as they think that …

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Anxiety in 2020

Diagnosing Anxiety 2020 has been a challenging year for mental health, filled with unknowns and anxiety-inducing events. From COVID-19 and its inherent health risks to the isolation imposed by quarantine and social distancing, we can all agree that a certain amount of anxiety is appropriate. That said, with the reopening of the country and thus …

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US Workplace Burnout Causing Anxiety and Depression

Maintaining mental health at the workplace more than chasing away a bad case of the “Mondays”. The average American spends roughly one-third of their life at work, and although nearly every employee can identify with the standard weekday morning blues and dragging feet, negative work environments can lead to more significant mental health issues or …

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