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Like a medical sickness, help is available for anxiety or depression. Feeling better may take both health care and time, like any other sickness.
Shrinking Stigma The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) says loneliness, shame and blame often go along with mental illness. That can make it hard for someone to reach out for help. NAMI launched a campaign called CureStigma to raise awareness.
Stigma makes people feel ashamed for something that is out of their control. It’s dangerous. It can make people skip seeking help for their illness. Compassion and understanding, talking openly about the illness and working to end fear and shame can improve the chance of someone getting the help they need to get better.
Some things are warnings of both, such as sleeping issues, being tired and trouble focusing. But there are also differences.Signs of Anxiety
Signs of Depression
There are also different kinds of depression and anxiety. Find out more about depression from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Learn about anxiety from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services .
If you need help, talk to your doctor. Your doctor can help you find a skilled therapist, counselor or psychologist. If you need help finding a doctor, call us at the number on the back of your BCBSNM ID card.
Originally published 5/28/2019; Revised 2022
The difficulty in overcoming anxiety and depression is that people have no idea what this is really about. At the outset, they simply do not notice the symptoms, and when they go to see a doctor, they are often already swallowed up by it. There is a film https://allatra.tv/en/video/game-of-professionals-what-is-consciousness-film-1 in which an international group of psychologists and psychiatrists simply and clearly explains the nature of this phenomenon, reveals the essence of consciousness, our personality and gives an answer to where intrusive thoughts come from. For me, this film became just the lighthouse thanks to which I got out to the shore of joy from this raging sea of depressive thoughts and states!
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